Delaware has been ranked first among all fifty states in the quality and fairness of its litigation environment, according to an annual study titled “Lawsuit Climate” published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform. Delaware has been awarded this honor for six straight years.
The survey polled approximately 1000 corporate attorneys at the nation’s largest employers and took into consideration factors such as judge competence and impartiality, jury fairness, quality of attorneys, and timeliness for trial. Along with Delaware, Nebraska, Maine, Indiana and Utah were ranked in the top-five. Rounding out the bottom five were Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois and West Virginia.