Ranked Number One Court in Study
In the latest 2015 study, and for the tenth year, Delaware
was ranked number one overall in Harris Poll's State
Liability Systems Ranking Study conducted for the Institute for Legal Reform.
The Court was recognized by general counsel and senior litigators as doing
the best job of "having a litigation environment perceived to be
fair and reasonable in its handling of civil cases."
The study on corporate America's perception of which state is doing the
best job of creating a fair and reasonable litigation environment with
their state court liability system focused on overall treatment of tort and contract litigation, having and enforcing meaningful venue requirements, treatment of class action suits and mass consolidation suits, damages, timeliness of summary judgment or dismissal, discovery, scientific and technical evidence, judges’ impartiality, judges’ competence, and juries’ fairness.
The nation's top corporate counsel and senior litigators recognized Superior
Court as the premier court of general jurisdiction in the country.
The counsel interviewed for the study were comprised of a national sample of 1,203 in-house general counsel, senior litigators or attorneys, and other senior executives who indicated they are: knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with at least $100 million in annual revenues, and have recent (within the past four years) litigation experience in each state. For 2015, all
50 states were ranked by those familiar with the litigation environment in that states; Delaware, again, for the tenth year
was ranked number one overall.