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South Dakota

South Dakota is ranked #10 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey

South Dakota fell nine spots since 2017, losing its place as #1. Although it improved in the key element category of “Discovery,” it saw a decline in the nine other categories.

South Dakota at a Glance

State Lawsuit Climate Report
#10 2019
#1 2017
#9 2015
#11 2012
#10 2010
#12 2008
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Costs and Compensation of the U.S. Tort System - State Details
1.6%

Tort Costs as % of State GDP
(47/50 States)
$2369

Tort Costs per Household ($)
(48/50 States)

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