Washington is ranked #26 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, rising two spots since 2017. The most notable change occurred in the key element category of Juries Fairness, by moving up 21 spots.


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  1. Businesses Need Congress To Work Together To Pass Liability Protections

    August 17, 2020 | News

    Small businesses across the country are trying to balance reopening with protecting their employees and customers.... Read More

  2. Seattle Times Editorial: Coronavirus Liability Protections Must Strike a Reasonable Balance

    May 12, 2020 | News

    As states slowly emerge from stay-home orders, most discussion has rightly focused on physical safeguards for workers, customers and other communities from COVID-19, but responsible loosening of the shutdown must also involve setting reasonable limits to liability for companies that have taken recommended precautions and acted in good faith, according to an editorial in The Seattle Times.... Read More

  3. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  4. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The Climate Change Tort Racket

    June 11, 2018 | News

    Plaintiffs' attorneys and left-leaning politicians are ganging up to shake down big oil, according to an editorial by The Wall Street Journal.... Read More

  8. Junk Science at a Tipping Point?

    March 01, 2018 | Blogs

    Are plaintiffs' lawyers beginning to sound the retreat when it comes to junk science lawsuits falsely claiming that talcum powder causes cancer? A recent development suggests they may be and, if not, they should.... 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. 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