City-Specific Economic Impact Reports

Excessive lawsuits have lasting impacts in our communities’ economies, resulting in billions of dollars lost. Lawsuit abuse harms our local economies, costs hard-working people their jobs, and drains taxpayer resources. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) released a series of reports analyzing excessive tort costs in California’s, Florida’s, Illinois’, Louisiana’s, Missouri’s and West Virginia’s major cities. The study uses Ohio, a state that historically is seen as having a balanced legal system, as a “control group” to contrast with each of the states.

Which communities are we looking at? Here’s the full list:

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California
Bakersfield
Fresno
Los Angeles
Orange County
Riverside
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose

 

Florida
Cape Coral
Deltona
Jacksonville
Lakeland
Miami
North Port
Orlando
Palm Bay
Pensacola
Tallahassee
Tampa


Illinois

Champaign
Chicago
Davenport
Peoria
Rockford
Springfield





 

Louisiana
Baton Rouge
Lafayette
New Orleans
Shreveport








Missouri
Columbia
Jefferson City
Joplin
Kansas City
Springfield
St. Louis






West Virginia
Charleston
Huntington










Each of these communities presents a much larger issue: Lawsuit abuse is a problem that plagues communities both large and small throughout the country. It is time for all of us to recognize the issue and make it clear that this cannot be allowed to continue.

Interested in learning how lawsuit abuse harms your entire state’s economy? Learn more from CALA's state-wide economic impact reports.


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