The level of legal certainty and clarity a state gives to its employers can be a major inducement or deterrent for new business investment. It is no surprise, therefore, that a growing number of job creators surveyed by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) are placing the competitiveness of a state’s legal climate near the top of their list of considerations when making important decisions about the growth of their companies.
Thanks to legal reforms secured with the help of robust advocacy from the North Carolina Chamber, our state’s competitive tort climate rose dramatically, from the 20th best to the 7th best nationally, according to ILR’s 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey. We remain committed to fighting for commonsense reforms that give job creators even more predictability and transparency in legal affairs, making our state’s already competitive legal climate even more conducive to new business investment.
Tort Reform & Legal Climate News
Last week, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate that would reduce the harmful impacts of frivolous lawsuits on America’s job creators. The Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017 would amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure...
Job creators know that balanced legal protections for employers and a streamlined regulatory landscape that fosters business growth are two of the biggest factors separating the most competitive states from those stuck in the middle of the pack in th...
Wasting no time in taking care of the important reason Gov. McCrory called together this week’s special legislative session, the General Assembly today passed a strong piece of legislation to help provide much needed relief measures for individuals...