Friday, September 11, 2015

2015 Lawsuit Fairness Survey

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform released a report recently that surveyed over 1,203 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues, and have litigation experience in each state within the last four years.

The survey focuses on perceptions of the state liability system by asking respondents to grade the following elements:
  1. Overall treatment of tort and contract litigation
  2. Venue requirements
  3. Class action suits and mass consolidation suits
  4. Damages
  5. Summary judgment or dismissal
  6. Discovery
  7. Scientific or technical evidence
  8. Judges’ impartiality, competence, and fairness

The report is significant in that it provides current perceptions of general counsel about the fairness of state-level litigation in the United States and will likely be discussed in forum selection meetings.

For a copy of this report, go to:

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