A new U.S. Chamber of Commerce report on tort liability perceptions has ranked Delaware as having the best legal climate and West Virginia as the worst, but a major lawyers' group quickly dismissed the findings. The report is an annual assessment of state liability by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. The American Association for Justice issued its own press release calling the report's rankings "phony" and saying its purpose is to serve the extreme corporate agenda.
Chamber Survey on State 'Legal Climates' Draws Flak From Plaintiffs Attorneys
The National Law Journal
April 23, 2008