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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 39: Liability Awards of $1 Million or More
as Percent of All Awards, 1994-95
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 NEW YORK 28% 27 Hawaii 7%
2 South Carolina 20% 28 New Hampshire 7%
3 North Carolina 18% 29 Arizona 6%
4 Massachusetts 17% 30 Oregon 6%
5 Mississippi 17% 31 Wisconsin 6%
6 Pennsylvania 16% 32 Connecticut 5%
7 Alabama 15% 33 Georgia 5%
8 Illinois 14% 34 Kansas 5%
9 Utah 14% 35 Tennessee 5%
10 California 13% 36 Missouri 4%
11 Colorado 13% 37 Montana 4%
12 Iowa 13% 38 Oklahoma 4%
13 Florida 12% 39 Kentucky 3%
14 Minnesota 12% 40 Maryland 3%
15 New Jersey 12% 41 Rhode Island 1%
16 Ohio 12% 42 Alaska 0%
17 Delaware 11% 43 Arkansas 0%
18 Michigan 11% 44 Idaho 0%
19 Texas 11% 45 Nebraska 0%
20 Washington 11% 46 Nevada 0%
21 Wyoming 11% 47 North Dakota 0%
22 Indiana 10% 48 Vermont 0%
23 Louisiana 9% 49 New Mexico NA
24 West Virginia 9% 50 South Dakota NA
25 Maine 8% Average of all states 9%
26 Virginia 8% N.Y.S. % above avg. 211.1%
Source: Jury Verdict Research


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