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.

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  1. 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

  2. U.S. Chamber Labels Lead Paint Lawsuit 'Overreach' by Ohio Attorney General

    April 03, 2007 | Press Release

    Washington, DC-U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform President Lisa A. Rickard released the following statement today on the lawsuit filed against paint manufacturers by Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann: "Lawsuits that rely on the novel legal theory of 'public nuisance' are a classic case of overreaching by a state attorney general. Attorney General Dann's lawsuit twists the purpose of public nuisance law and misapplies it because he can't make a case under traditional product liability law.... Read More

  3. U.S. Chamber: Legal Reforms Paying Dividends for Ohio

    March 26, 2006 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today announced that Ohio's legal climate has shown significant improvement, moving up seven spots to number 19 in the 2006 Harris State Liability Systems Ranking Study. "Ohio is a great example of a state that has taken substantive steps to fix its legal system," said Tom Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "The two meaningful legal reform bills enacted during the past two years have played a direct role in significantly improving the state's legal - and business - climates." ... Read More

  4. U.S. Chamber Applauds Ohio Governor and Legislature for Passing Comprehensive Legal Reform Bill

    January 05, 2005 | Press Release

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today applauded Ohio Governor Robert Taft for signing comprehensive legal reform legislation that will bring fairness and common sense to Ohio's civil justice system. Ohio ranked 32nd among the 50 states in legal fairness in the 2004 ILR/Harris State Liability Systems Rankings.... Read More