The state of Delaware is no longer in the top spot in the latest survey on the business-friendly environment for lawsuits in state courts. The “2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States” ranks South Dakota in the No. 1 position—Delaware has dropped to No. 11, having been at the top for the last 10 surveys. The survey was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how U.S. businesses perceive the fairness and reasonableness of the states’ liability systems.
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