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Table 37
"Tort Tax" Per Capita, 1996
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey 971 27 Georgia 542
2 Connecticut 966 28 North Carolina 536
3 Hawaii 839 29 Virginia 532
4 Delaware 812 30 Ohio 520
5 Massachusetts 802 31 Nebraska 519
6 NEW YORK 787 32 Kentucky 516
7 Rhode Island 759 33 New Mexico 509
8 Nevada 740 34 Arkansas 505
9 Florida 709 35 Indiana 492
10 Colorado 680 35 Wisconsin 492
11 Louisiana 679 37 Iowa 489
12 New Hampshire 674 38 Oklahoma 488
13 Maryland 661 39 Utah 486
14 Minnesota 651 40 Kansas 484
15 Pennsylvania 643 41 Tennessee 483
16 Texas 635 42 Montana 479
17 West Virginia 623 43 South Dakota 474
17 Alaska 623 44 Maine 470
19 Illinois 619 45 South Carolina 466
19 Arizona 619 46 Wyoming 463
21 Washington 590 47 Idaho 462
22 California 574 48 Alabama 461
23 Oregon 557 49 North Dakota 443
24 Vermont 555 50 Mississippi 419
25 Missouri 554 U.S. Average $616
26 Michigan 547 N.Y.S. % above avg. 27.8%
Source: Public Policy Institute calculations from Insurance Information
Institute data

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