Utah ranked #12 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, sliding two positions from 2015. Utah ranked #5 in the key element category of overall treatment of tort and contract litigation, #6 in treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits, #6 in damages, and #3 in discovery.

Utah at a Glance

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  1. In the News Today - April 1, 2015

    April 01, 2015 | News and Blog

    "Governor Herbert has helped Utah take a significant step to rein in the troublesome practice of awarding contingency fee contracts to outside plaintiffs' lawyers. Such schemes enrich lawyers at the expense of taxpayers and raise concerns about 'pay-to-play,' conflicts of interest, the use of a public entity for personal gain, and fairness in prosecutions," said ILR President Lisa A. Rickard in a statement applauding the signing of Utah's outside counsel sunshine law. (ILR Press Release)... Read More

  2. U.S. Chamber Applauds Signing of Utah Outside Counsel Sunshine Law

    March 31, 2015 | Press Release

    Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), issued the following statement today applauding Governor Gary Herbert for signing the Attorney General Contingent Fee Contracts (S. B. 233) bill into law.... Read More

  3. Two Utah AGs Indicted On Multiple Counts After Receiving Payments, Gifts

    July 16, 2014 | News and Blog

    Two former Utah attorneys general, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, were indicted on multiple counts of bribery, tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.... Read More

  4. 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