California drops to third place in annual Judicial Hellholes Report

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No, California is not improving. California’s legal climate continues to strangle business, cost jobs and announce outrageous settlements such as the consumer who was awarded one dollar in damages, but the consumer’s lawyer in the case walked away with more than $680,000 because of the legal loopholes in California’s Lemon Law. California dropped from second and moved to third place in this year’s national Judicial Hellhole Report. California ranking did not really improve, rather, it’s just that courts in Philadelphia and New York City got worse. The Judicial Hellholes report is released each year by the American Tort Reform Foundation that ranks states whose courts use laws in a biased and unfair way. At a critical time when California’s small-business owners and ess
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