ON-Lion Letter
The American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF) in Washington, D.C., released its annual Judicial Hellholes report in December, naming some of the nation's "most unfair civil court jurisdictions."  These include perennial "hellholes" West Virginia, South Florida, and Cook County, Ill., relative newcomers Clark County, Nev., and Atlantic County, N.J., as well as Los Angeles County, Calif., and Alabama’s Macon and Montgomery Counties, which are returning to the unwanted spotlight after respective absences.

The report also cites several "Watch List" jurisdictions that are on the cusp –- "they may fall into the Hellholes abyss or rise to the promise of Equal Justice Under Law" –- in the Rio Grande Valley and Gulf Coast of Texas, the once-notorious Madison County, Ill., Baltimore, the City of St. Louis, and the counties of St. Louis and Jackson in Missouri. 

"[O]ther areas to watch" included Orange County, Calif., St. Clair County, Ill., Madison, Wis., Seattle, New Orleans, Santa Fe, N.M., and the states of Minnesota and Oklahoma.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports ATRF.
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