Louisiana ranked worst for state lawsuit climate in U.S. Chamber survey

Louisiana’s lawsuit climate was ranked as the worst in the country in a survey released Tuesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

This was the first time the state ranked last in the survey of senior business executives, who were asked to rank the fairness of state lawsuit environments in 10 categories, including laws, courts, judges and juries. The survey has been around since 2002 and Louisiana has never ranked higher than number 47.

 Officials with the Institute for Legal Reform said state lawsuit climates are improving and the competition among states is tightening. Delaware, which had topped the survey as having the best lawsuit climate in every poll, was bumped back to second place by South Dakota…