Legal System Summary
Massachusetts’ legal system performs in the top half of all state lawsuit systems. Business litigators surveyed in 2015 ranked Massachusetts 17th in the nation at producing fair and reasonable justice. Massachusetts hasn’t produced quite the troublesome verdicts of some of its neighboring states, but its laws are in need of some improvement, particularly in the area of consumer protection statute liability.
Potential Employment Increase
Range: 0.58 - 1.58%
NERA Economic Consulting completed a study quantifying the economic impact of passing a bevy of lawsuit reforms. According to the report, passage of a complete package of lawsuit reforms could increase employment in Massachusetts between 0.58 and 1.58%.