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
North Carolina’s legal climate has improved dramatically over the last several years. However, there are still commonsense reforms yet to be implemented that would foster greater predictability and clarity in our legal system. Senate Bill 470: Pers...
Following the passage of New York’s state budget, which included a “raise the age” measure keeping 16 and 17 year olds charged with misdemeanors or non-violent felonies from being prosecuted as adults, North Carolina will soon become the lone s...
There are several proposed bills under consideration by the General Assembly that would foster greater clarity and transparency in North Carolina’s legal system. One of those bills is House Bill 467: Agriculture and Forestry Nuisance Remedies, whic...