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Ranked Number One Court in Study

For the ninth year, Delaware was ranked number one overall in the Harris Interactive Inc.'s State Liability Systems Ranking Study conducted for the U.S. Chamber 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, punitive damages, timeliness of summary judgment / dismissal, discovery, scientific and technical evidence, non-economic damages, judges' impartiality and competence, juries' predictability and 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 comprise a representative sample of in-house general counsel, senior litigators and other senior attorneys who are knowledgeable about litigation matters at companies with annual revenues of at least $100 million. For 2012, 1,125 respondents graded all 50 states in each of the categories; Delaware, again, for the ninth year was ranked number one overall.

View State Liability Systems Ranking Studies:
 
State Liability Systems Ranking Study 2012
State Liability Systems Ranking Study 2010
State Liability Systems Ranking Study 2008
State Liability Systems Ranking Study 2007
State Liability Systems Ranking Study 2006
State Liability Systems Ranking Study 2005
State Liability Systems Ranking Study 2004
State Liability Systems Ranking Study 2003
State Liability Systems Ranking Study 2002