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
Courtesy of a recent North Carolina Supreme Court ruling, the workers’ compensation reforms achieved in 2011 are on the verge of total decimation. In a major blow to North Carolina’s business community, the state Supreme Court unraveled the balan...
For far too long, bad acting plaintiff attorneys have taken advantage of vulnerabilities in North Carolina’s legal system when filing bankruptcy trust claims. In an effort to manipulate damages, plaintiff attorneys have flagrantly exploited the sta...
A recent workers’ compensation ruling from the North Carolina Supreme Court will be detrimental to injured employees and employers across the state. In Wilkes v. City of Greenville, the state Supreme Court expanded liability in workers’ compensat...