Del., W.Va. Are Best, Worst Legal Climates: Survey

Law360, New York (March 22, 2010, 7:56 PM EDT) -- West Virginia and Louisiana are the worse states for tort and contract litigation, while Delaware and North Dakota courts provide the warmest legal climate for businesses, according to a survey of corporate lawyers and executives the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform released Monday.

The survey, Lawsuit Climate 2010: Ranking the States, polled 1,482 senior attorneys at the nation's largest employers from October 2009 to January 2010, asking them to rank states for their overall treatment of tort, contract and class action litigation.

Overall, 44 percent...
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