North Carolina

North Carolina ranked #33 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling 26 spots. This is the lowest ranking for the state since 2002. The state was one of only three that saw an overall decrease in its raw score from the 2012 survey. 

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  1. U.S. Chamber: Garlock Bankruptcy Order is a Watershed in Exposing Asbestos Litigation 'Impropriety'

    January 10, 2014 | News and Blog

    The following is a statement by Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, on today's ruling by federal bankruptcy Judge George R. Hodges of the Western District of North Carolina in the Garlock asbestos bankruptcy case: ... Read More

  2. 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