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Friday, September 11, 2015

Why Delaware? Delaware Ranks #1 in Lawsuit Climate Survey- again!

We are often asked "Why should I incorporate in Delaware?".

The truth is, there are many reasons why companies choose Delaware as their corporate home, and now those seeking the best jurisdiction for their company have yet another reason to consider the First State.

It was just announced that Delaware has been ranked #1 overall for best lawsuit climate in the United States for the 10th time in a row!

So what is all of that and why does it matter?

The 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States (PDF) was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform to explore how fair and reasonable the states’ tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses. Why does that matter? Simply put- perception is reality. These perceptions are undoubtedly considered by company boards, legal counsel, and executives when making business decisions about where to locate or expand. So much so that a full three quarters of the respondents in this survey (that's a whopping 75%!) report that a state’s litigation environment is likely to impact important business decisions at their companies such as where to conduct/expand/constrict business operations or sales.. This is a significant increase from 70% in 2012 and 67% in 2010. That is an 18 percent increase from eight years ago, and an all-time high.

Yes, the question "Why Delaware?" is a good one. Perhaps a better question to ask yourself is "Where does my state rank?"  (Hint: it isn't at the top of the list!).

If you'd like to know where your state ranks without reading the whole report then check this out:

Base: General Counsel, Senior Litigators or Attorneys, and Senior Executives (N=1203)

*Note: Scores presented in this table have been rounded to one decimal place, but rankings are based on the unrounded number. The column labeled “N” represents the number of evaluations for a given state.

If you are looking to take advantage of the unique legal climate here in Delaware, we can help! Just reach out via mail and ask us how, or if you prefer, call Delaware Intercorp, Inc.toll free in the USA at 888.324.1817 or intentionally at (1) 302.266.9367.

Either way, we'd love to talk to you soon!


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