Litigation Risks

05.05.2017

Based on a September 2016 survey, US businesses encountered most litigation for employment and contract claims, followed by claims related to personal injury, product liability and IP/patents. When you look at specific industries, you’ll find that in Technology & Innovation industry, contracts and employment claims are also most common, but the third place is taken by IP/patent claims instead of personal injury claims.

While regulatory claims and government investigations did not make it in the top five claims in the USA, the survey also shows businesses are increasingly concerned about the potential for regulatory claims in their businesses.

Source: 2016 Litigation Trends Annual Survey, Norton Rose Fulbright (full survey available on the firm’s website).