Report: California is a Top ‘Judicial Hellhole’

Each year, the American Tort Reform Foundation ranks the most litigious states in the nation, and California never disappoints. After all, this is the state where a woman sued because she couldn’t get the lip balm all the way at the bottom of the tube.

That is really is annoying though. And the case was eventually thrown out.

So where does the Golden State rank in legal absurdity this year? Answer: second worst for the second year in a row.

The report places the blame on voters, likening us to kidnap victims suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.

Since 2010, the report notes, California has passed 6,645 new laws -- each of them an opportunity for legal action. Combined with heavy environmental regulations and a plaintiff-friendly system, it makes for an environment susceptible to legal abuse.

Here is a list of the top five judicial hellholes according to the report:

1. Florida

2. California

3. St. Louis, MO


5. Philadelphia, PA

Read the entire report here