New York

New York is ranked #29 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, its lowest score ever. New York City was named one of the cities or counties with the least fair and reasonable litigation environments.

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  1. In The News Today - June 27, 2014

    June 27, 2014 | News and Blog

    In a 4-2 decision, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that the city's health board, which had approved the former Mayor Bloomberg's effort to limit the size of sodas and other sugary drinks, "exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority" and infringed powers that otherwise belonged to the New York City Council.... Read More

  2. In The News Today - June 25, 2014

    June 25, 2014 | News and Blog

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced lawsuits against multiple major oil companies, alleging pollution from the companies' use of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).... Read More

  3. In The News Today - June 10, 2014

    June 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    Federal judges have consolidated the pending lawsuits against General Motors into, "a single proceeding," and have deemed the Southern District of New York 'the most appropriate choice' to carry out the case.... Read More

  4. In the News - April 30, 2014

    April 30, 2014 | News and Blog

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued two separate rulings on Tuesday that could, "make it easier for judges to punish lawyers who bring frivolous patent cases." ... Read More

  5. In the News Today - March 18, 2014

    March 18, 2014 | News and Blog

    BP is petitioning the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a panel's decision that proof of causation isn't required under the terms of the gulf oil spill settlement.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - March 10, 2014

    March 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    South Carolina was ranked 39th in ILR's 2012 survey of the 50 states' legal system, but an op-ed in The State says that lawsuit reforms to address the hiring of outside counsel and landowner liability "can restore faith and integrity in the state's civil justice system - at no expense to the taxpayer."... Read More

  7. In the News Today - November 11, 2013

    November 11, 2013 | News and Blog

    The Ecuadorian judge who presided over a $19 billion verdict against Chevron was given a pop-quiz on the judgment and had trouble recalling the details. The company alleges it is because a majority of the verdict was written by the plaintiffs' lawyers who sued Chevron, but the judge claims it is due to the passage of time. ... Read More

  8. In the News Today - November 7, 2013

    November 07, 2013 | News and Blog

    Next week, the House is scheduled to hear two tort reform bills. The FACT Act would require greater transparency of asbestos bankruptcy trusts, and the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act would limit frivolous lawsuits in federal court. ... Read More

  9. The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study

    September 10, 2012 | Research

    The 2012 State Liability Systems Ranking Study was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states' tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Participants in the survey were comprised of a national sample of 1,125 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated that they are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues. The 2012 ranking builds on previous years' work, where in each survey year all 50 states are ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that state. Prior to these rankings, information regarding the attitudes of the business world toward the legal systems in each of the states had been largely anecdotal. The State Liability Systems Ranking Study aims to quantify how corporate attorneys view the state systems.... Read More