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Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:26 pm

Can anyone provide insight regarding what states, districts, counties, etc. have plaintiff friendly juries, judges, etc.?

Thanks.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:41 pm

A lot of people in my family / social group say Texas, but I really don't know if it is true. It is a state that gets mentioned though. Curious as well.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby Tanicius » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:52 pm

Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:A lot of people in my family / social group say Texas, but I really don't know if it is true. It is a state that gets mentioned though. Curious as well.


This baffles me to no end. Texas has some of the most big-business-friendly laws top to bottom. Caps on damages, limits on jurisdiction up the wazzoo, and a ton of angry country folk who don't like lawsuits. The inner parts of Austin, Dallas and Houston seem like the only places that could be construed as plaintiff-friendly, but it doesn't help that the procedural law isn't on their side.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby hooma » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:08 pm

West Virginia comes to mind.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:07 pm

Alabama is clearly the top in the nation with respect to your question.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:47 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/05/us/05 ... wanted=all

From article:
"Some experts say that the lack of a state income tax, combined with what William M. Sage, a law professor at the University of Texas in Austin, called a “relatively rapid transition in its tort reputation as a plaintiff-friendly state,” has contributed to the state’s appeal to doctors."

Guess you are right things are changing.

Also: http://www.natlawreview.com/article/mid ... ment-cases

Shows Northern District of Texas as the most plaintiff friendly in terms of win/loss record.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby jkech » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:10 pm

Madison County, IL.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:21 pm

If I'm reading the article correctly, the National Law Review article referenced above refers only to patent infringement cases.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby Lawquacious » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:32 pm

Tanicius wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:A lot of people in my family / social group say Texas, but I really don't know if it is true. It is a state that gets mentioned though. Curious as well.


This baffles me to no end. Texas has some of the most big-business-friendly laws top to bottom. Caps on damages, limits on jurisdiction up the wazzoo, and a ton of angry country folk who don't like lawsuits. The inner parts of Austin, Dallas and Houston seem like the only places that could be construed as plaintiff-friendly, but it doesn't help that the procedural law isn't on their side.


I think the poster was being sarcastic, but not positive.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby Tanicius » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:40 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
Tanicius wrote:
Lord Randolph McDuff wrote:A lot of people in my family / social group say Texas, but I really don't know if it is true. It is a state that gets mentioned though. Curious as well.


This baffles me to no end. Texas has some of the most big-business-friendly laws top to bottom. Caps on damages, limits on jurisdiction up the wazzoo, and a ton of angry country folk who don't like lawsuits. The inner parts of Austin, Dallas and Houston seem like the only places that could be construed as plaintiff-friendly, but it doesn't help that the procedural law isn't on their side.


I think the poster was being sarcastic, but not positive.


The thing is, I hear Texas named as plaintiff-friendly all the time. I just don't get it.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby rad lulz » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:54 pm

A place that doesn't have the Celotex standard for MSJ in state court.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby JusticeJackson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:01 pm

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby sundance95 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:07 pm

I think you dropped your tin foil hat.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby Reprisal » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:33 pm

The Eleventh Circuit, particularly Alabama and Florida.

S.D.N.Y. sometimes, but really depends on the judge.

C.D. California

S.D. Illinois


Fifth Circuit is tough. Sixth Circuit tends toward unfavorable.

N.D. California protects Silicon Valley at the expense of the rest of the state, and the entire country.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby sundance95 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:16 pm

Reprisal wrote:The Eleventh Circuit, particularly Alabama and Florida.

S.D.N.Y. sometimes, but really depends on the judge.

C.D. California

S.D. Illinois


Fifth Circuit is tough. Sixth Circuit tends toward unfavorable.

N.D. California protects Silicon Valley at the expense of the rest of the state, and the entire country.

Which SDNY judges?

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby Reprisal » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:20 pm

I don't have a list or anything, but people at the firm say its a crapshoot, with some judges granting every motion they ask for from the bench and others allowing defense to redact discovery information for nothing more than scope.

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Re: Plaintiff-friendly Areas

Postby crit_racer » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:46 pm

Not all of Texas is plaintiff friendly seeing as how this is a largely conservative state, but Beaumont, Texas is widely known as being one of the best places to file suit as a plaintiff. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 35247.html




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