Ohio

Ohio ranked #26 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, improving one spot from 2015. The state rose 10 places in the key element category of judges' competence.

Ohio at a Glance


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  1. Survey: Companies Say State Lawsuit Climates More Important than Ever in Deciding Where to Grow

    September 10, 2015 | Press Release

    New Poll Shows Several Large States Like California and Illinois Rank Among the Worst Litigation Environments for Businesses; Delaware at Top Spot... Read More

  2. Federal Judge Rejects Expansive Interpretation of False Claims Act

    May 14, 2015 | News and Blog

    An Ohio federal judge dismissed a False Claims Act lawsuit brought against U.S. Bank that could have expanded liability under the statute. The plaintiff, a legal aid group, claimed that U.S. Bank was defrauding the federal government through its mortgage practices. But as the New York Times reports, the judge rejected the lawsuit as based on publicly-known information.... Read More

  3. U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Ohio Outside Counsel Sunshine Law

    May 13, 2015 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today applauding Governor John Kasich for signing the outside counsel sunshine bill (SB 38) into law. The law promotes transparency and limits contingency fees when the State of Ohio hires outside private plaintiffs' lawyers. ... Read More

  4. Legal tide turning against lawyers who profit illegally from class-action lawsuits

    August 19, 2014 | News and Blog

    This month, justice found 'former plaintiffs' superlawyer' Stanely Chesley.... Read More

  5. In The News Today - August 6, 2014

    August 06, 2014 | News and Blog

    Stanley, Chesley, the notorious Ohio mass tort trial lawyer sometimes known as the "Master of Disaster," may be on the line for $25 million to settle claims that he kept $7.5 million more than his share of a 2001 fen-phen diet drug settlement.... Read More

  6. In The News Today - July 24, 2014

    July 24, 2014 | News and Blog

    Over two decades, Dr. William LaCorte, of Metairie, Louisiana, has filed twelve "whistleblower" lawsuits accusing health care companies of "defrauding taxpayer-funded programs such as Medicare."... Read More

  7. Ohio State Senator Bill Seitz Receives ILR's State Legislative Achievement Award

    October 23, 2013 | Press Release

    Ohio State Senator Bill Seitz received the 2013 State Legislative Achievement Award at the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform's (ILR) 14th Annual Legal Reform Summit.... Read More

  8. U.S. Chamber Applauds Passage of Landmark Ohio Bill Curbing “Double Dip” Asbestos Claims

    December 11, 2012 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today regarding House Bill 380, which will curb "double dip" claims against asbestos bankruptcy trusts and in the tort system.... 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

  10. ILR Exposes Ohio Trial Lawyers' Name Change as Part of Nationwide Effort to Hide Groups' Identity

    August 01, 2007 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has launched a new public awareness campaign highlighting the recent name change by Ohio's trial lawyer organization and the motives behind the coordinated effort now happening in at least 11 states. The SameLeopardNewSpots.com Web site criticizes the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, now calling itself the Ohio Association for Justice, for trying to conceal its identity from the public by changing its name.... Read More