The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) has recently published their 2005 study of state liability systems rankings. Along the same concept as the study released by the American Tort Reform Association, the ILR ranks states according to their ability to create a fair environment for litigation. In it, the majority of corporate attorneys queried find our court systems to be fair to poor. The poorest of the poor? Alabama, West Virginia and Mississippi round out the bottom of the list. Delaware and Nebraska are on top. The overwhelming majority of polled attorneys suggest the current environ for litigation impacts business decisions, such as where to set up shop and conduct business. Just another example of the value of a choice of venue contract clause.