Legal System Summary
Vermont’s lawsuit system is a top-performer. Business litigators surveyed in 2015 ranked Vermont 2nd in the nation at producing fair and reasonable justice. Despite this success, statutory improvements are needed to rein in lawsuit damages, to lessen the burden of jury service, to temper product liability actions and to provide oversight of government contracts with private attorneys.
Potential Employment Increase
Range: 0.39 - 1.06%
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 Vermont between 0.39 and 1.06%.