The five states where corporate defendants most hate to get sued are West Virginia, Louisiana, Illinois, California and Alabama. The US Chamber of Commerce, a notorious anti-consumer lobby, compiled the list based on the opinions of business executives.
The infamous lobby surveyed 1,203 corporate lawyers and execs by providing them a list of cities or counties with “reputations for being problematic when it comes to contract and tort litigation.” Then the US Chamber asked the corporate bureaucrats to pick those that have the “least fair and reasonable litigation environments” – from the Big Business point of view.
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West Virginia: Execs whined about the “timeliness of summary judgment or dismissal” and “overall treatment of tort and contract litigation.”
Louisiana: Respondents didn’t like the high damages awarded here, and the long time it took to get consumer cases dismissed.
Illinois: America’s managers bleated about high damage awards and the slowness in getting cases dismissed.
California: The in-house lawyers and execs grumbled most about high damages and treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits.
Alabama: High damage awards and overall treatment of tort and contract litigation were the leading causes of big business gripes.
The corporate laments are chronicled in 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, released by the U.S. Chamber’s malignant Institute for Legal Reform.
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