Legal System Summary
Connecticut has a fair to average lawsuit reform system. Business litigators surveyed in 2015 ranked Connecticut 22 in the nation at producing fair and reasonable justice. Connecticut’s legal system is neither a driver of economic performance nor a significant hindrance. Legislators would do well to look at ways to foster competitive advantage and improve their system, especially relative to the neighboring and top-performing legal system in Delaware.
Potential Employment Increase
Range: 0.7 - 1.9%
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 Connecticut between 0.7 and 1.9%.