Legal System Summary
California’s lawsuit system has historically been a troubling drag on its business economy. Business litigators surveyed in 2015 ranked California 47 in the nation at producing fair and reasonable justice. Courts in Los Angeles and San Francisco, in particular, are some of the worst performers in the country. The American Tort Reform Association has consistently labeled the entire state of California as a Judicial Hellhole™.
Potential Employment Increase
Range: 0.65 - 1.76%
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 California between 0.65 and 1.76%.