NJ Tops List Of Highest Tort Costs, Risk

Law360, New York (June 4, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The state of New Jersey runs the highest risk of litigation and high tort costs, while Alaska has the lowest combined tort cost and risk, according to a study ranking the tort systems of all 50 states.

The study, released Wednesday by the Pacific Research Institute and Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI, ranked each state's tort climate by the amount of money paid in plaintiff awards and settlements and the number of lawsuits filed.

The 2010 U.S. Tort Liability Index also ranked states based on the rules and reforms...
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