Illinois’ lawsuit climate is among the worst in the country at number 48 out of 50, an all-time low ranking for the state, according to a new national survey released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). ILR released 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States alongside Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, and business and civil justice reform groups from across the state.
According to the report, 75 percent of senior company attorneys surveyed say that a state’s lawsuit environment is likely to impact important business decisions at their company, including where to locate or expand. That is an 18 percent increase from eight years ago, and an all-time high.
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