Virginia is ranked #12 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, falling two spots from its 2017 ranking. In the key element category of Discovery it ranked #1, but it also realized double digit declines in four categories: Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements, Damages, Trial Judges’ Competence, and Juries’ Fairness.


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  1. In the News today - March 31, 2020

    March 31, 2020 | News

    Virginia's New Law Changes Clock For Asbestos Plaintiffs, And Overturns Supreme Court Decision.... Read More

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  4. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  5. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More

  6. In the News Today - Mach 14, 2019

    March 14, 2019 | News

    Virginia doesn't want one of Bloomberg's environmental prosecutors sent to its AG's office... Read More

  7. Virginia Should Pump the Brakes on Increasing Auto Insurance Rates

    February 13, 2019 | Blogs

    Drivers in the Commonwealth of Virginia enjoy some of the lowest auto insurance rates in the U.S. But its House of Delegates is considering giving the green light to a bill that could potentially raise insurance rates for drivers and give the trial bar an E-Z Pass to file more lawsuits. ... Read More

  8. Law Professor: Potential "Ethics Violation" In TCPA Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Man Who Passed Away

    August 16, 2018 | News

    A University of Virginia Law professor said a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit on behalf of a man who passed away last March "would be an ethics violation" if the lawyers knew the client had died before filing the suit, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More

  9. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  10. In the News Today - July 31, 2017

    July 31, 2017 | News and Blog

    The Virginia Supreme Court imposed an injunction against Dora Adkins for filing 41 lawsuits over eight years, stating that Adkins has "filed numerous frivolous proceedings and engaged in a practice of vexatious litigation." ... Read More