Judicial Hellholes report released

April 1, 2007

The American Tort Reform Foundation recently released its fifth annual Judicial Hellholes report, putting the spotlight on "America's worst jurisdictions in which to face a lawsuit," reported Medical Liability Monitor (1/2007). The ATFR defines judicial hellholes as places where judges systematically apply laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner, generally against defendants in civil lawsuits.

The American Tort Reform Foundation recently released its fifth annual Judicial Hellholes report, putting the spotlight on "America's worst jurisdictions in which to face a lawsuit," reported Medical Liability Monitor (1/2007). The ATFR defines judicial hellholes as places where judges systematically apply laws and court procedures in an unfair and unbalanced manner, generally against defendants in civil lawsuits.

Among the areas cited in the report:

In its fifth year of release, the ATFR report found that legal abuses have decreased-probably as a result of actions taken by judicial and legislative branches of the state government and bad publicity. But ATFR warns that this positive news can be readily reversed, as groups like the Association of Trial Lawyers of America seek to "rollback reasonable reforms."