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Year: 2015-2016

NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

Virginia generally enjoys a reputation for having a fair legal climate, but that cannot be said for asbestos cases in

HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS

Storm-chasing trial lawyers have swept through Texas litigation for years, seeking to pro t from the damage and devastation caused

LOUISIANA

Despite some modest reforms in recent years, the perception that Louisiana has one of the worst legal climates in the

MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Largely rural Madison County in Southwestern Illinois continues to be a popular venue for personal injury lawyers, particularly those specializing

MISSOURI

Problems with the civil justice system in the “Show Me Your Lawsuits State,” mostly at the state supreme court level,

FLORIDA

The Sunshine State is characterized by a state high court that continually expands the liability exposure of those who live and do

NEW YORK CITY ASBESTOS LITIGATION

Just five weeks after last year’s Judicial Hellholes report was released and ranked the New York City Asbestos Litigation court (NYCAL) as

CALIFORNIA

Specific California cities and counties have regularly been cited for their civil justice system imbalances by the Judicial Hellholes report

2015-2016 Executive Summary

The 2015-2016 Judicial Hellholes report shines its brightest spotlight on nine courts or jurisdictions that have developed reputations as Judicial Hellholes.

2019 Judicial Hellhole Report

Every year we shine a light on the worst of the worst. Since its inception in 2002, the American Tort Reform Foundation’s Judicial Hellholes® program has documented in annually published reports various abuses within the civil justice system, focusing primarily on jurisdictions where courts have been radically out of balance.

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