Monday, June 25, 2007

U.S. Chamber of Commerce rates Virginia's tort liability system among the best

From the Institute for Legal Reform comes this study "to explore how reasonable and balanced the tort liability system is perceived to be by U.S. business." In the report, Virginia dropped from number 3 to 12, but still ranks in the study's "best" category. Of the 102 respondents, 61 gave Virginia's civil liability system a grade of "B." Without the benefit of trial experience in the courts of other states, it's impossible to comment on the accuracy of the report. I did note, however, that our neighbor, West Virginia, ranked 50th.