Corporate defendants are wringing their hands over a specialized local court in Philadelphia that handles tort claims, putting the city atop their latest list of the worst places for companies to be sued.

Philadelphia is ranked No. 1 in annual survey of “judicial hellholes” that’s set to be released on Tuesday. The survey is conducted by the American Tort Reform Association, a business-backed group in Washington that supports changes to the tort system. Lawyers for plaintiffs have regularly criticized how the report is put together and the companies behind it.

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