Legal System Summary
Maryland’s lawsuit system performs in the bottom half of state legal systems. Business litigators surveyed in 2015 ranked Maryland 28th in the nation at producing fair and reasonable justice. In a meaningful step of bipartisanship, Maryland recently passed reform improving appeal bond laws in the state. If these efforts continue, Maryland may be able to improve its outlook.
Potential Employment Increase
Range: 0.47 - 1.26%
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 Maryland between 0.47 and 1.26%.