Virginia ranked #10 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, rising one spot from its 2015 score. In the key element category of having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, Virginia ranked #3. In the key element category of damages, Virginia ranked #5. 

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. The ILR Research Review - Winter 2016

    December 28, 2016 | Research

    This edition of the ILR Research Review offers valuable insights from ILR's latest research on the increasing use of contingency fee counsel by local governments, asbestos "double dipping," trends in trial lawyer drug and device advertising, and the public's views on data privacy liability and legal reform issues.... Read More

  5. Documentary Highlights "Asbestos Game by the Plaintiffs' Bar"

    December 21, 2016 | News and Blog

    A new documentary, Unsettled: Inside the Strange World of Asbestos Lawsuits, highlights several major problems with asbestos litigation. ... Read More

  6. In the News Today - December 16, 2016

    December 16, 2016 | News and Blog

    Texans for Lawsuit Reform are asking for reform to tackle alleged abuses by so-called "storm chasing" lawyers. The advocacy group wants legislation to strip attorneys of any fees if they are found to have solicited clients door to door. ... Read More

  7. New Report: Newport News Asbestos Cases are Examples of Broken Legal System

    December 07, 2016 | Press Release

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  8. Disconnects & Double-Dipping: The Case for Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Transparency in Virginia

    December 06, 2016 | Research

    This report highlights the disconnect between asbestos bankruptcy trust and asbestos personal injury lawsuit systems by examining Garlock and other cases that expose the widespread asbestos trust manipulation and specifically looks at trust claim activity in wrongful death cases in Newport News, Virginia.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - December 2, 2016

    December 02, 2016 | News and Blog

    In the last year, the Justice Department has lost three major cases against companies, in what the companies claim were examples of prosecutorial over-enforcement and over criminalization. ... Read More

  10. In the News Today - December 17, 2015

    December 17, 2015 | News and Blog

    2015 "Judicial Hellholes" announced: California, New York City, Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia were named as "Judicial Hellholes" in the American Tort Reform Association's annual report. West Virginia joined Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, and New Jersey on the "Watch List." (West Virginia MetroNews)... Read More