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North Carolina

North Carolina is ranked #16 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey

The Tar Heel State rose 16 spots from 2017. The state saw double-digit improvement in six out of 10 categories, but saw declines in “Overall Treatment of Tort and Contract Litigation” and “Having and Enforcing Meaningful Venue Requirements.”

North Carolina at a Glance

State Lawsuit Climate Report
#16 2019
#33 2017
#7 2015
#20 2012
#17 2010
#21 2008
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Costs and Compensation of the U.S. Tort System - State Details
1.7%

Tort Costs as % of State GDP
(45/50 States)
$2292

Tort Costs per Household ($)
(49/50 States)

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