Forbes depicts the worst places — i.e., jurisdictions, courthouses — to be a defendent in civil ligitation in this article, The Worst Places to Get Sued in America.”
There is a high degree of stability in what most people think are the most problematic places to get sued,” said Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of The Rule of Lawyers. “If you put pins on a map for the top 50 most outrageous verdicts, bizarre run-away juries and so forth, you would find this belt around the Gulf Coast that runs from southern Texas across Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. These are also some of the places people consider the worst places to get sued.”
The magazine drew on the good work of the American Tort Reform Association to compile the summary.
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