California CALA San Diego Local Leadership Councilmember George Coles had a commentary published in the San Diego Daily Transcript. He said:
"These days it seems everyone knows someone who is considering pulling up stakes in California and relocating his or her business and/or personal life to another state. As a native San Diegan and long-time business owner, I am experiencing the crush of taxes, regulations and litigation that is driving so many other businesses and taxpayers to states with less hostile business climates. Business survival has never been so difficult.
"According to the Wall Street Journal, California leads the country in job losses. For the past four years in a row, America's top CEOs ranked California "the worst place in which to do business." One contributing factor is California's lawsuit climate, which dropped again this year in the Institute for Legal Reform's annual Lawsuit Climate study, and is now ranked 46th out of the 50 states.
On average, more than four class action lawsuits are filed every business day in California. And some weeks are worse than others -- just during the first week of April, 53 new class actions were filed in state and federal courts, including San Diego."