Texas is now the second-most litigious state in the nation, according to a new study released Wednesday.
The Texas Tribune has compiled a list of the most litigious states, ranking them from most to least litigious, with the state ranked first.
The study looked at whether attorneys are suing each other, the court system and private individuals.
Texas ranked first among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according the study, which was compiled by the law firm Pepper Hamilton.
The survey found that in the first quarter of 2018, there were 2,848 lawsuits filed against lawyers in Texas, the study found.
This number has been rising, but not by enough to break into the top 50 list.
Texas attorneys are the most likely state to file lawsuits, with 1,715 filing lawsuits, according a new report from the Texas Tribune.
That was up from 1,514 in the fourth quarter of 2017, the report found.
A recent study by the Houston-based firm Edelman found that Texas attorneys filed more than $2.5 billion in lawsuits in the 2016 fiscal year, with an average of about $3.6 million.
The highest amount filed in the past fiscal year was $1.5 million in the 2018 fiscal year.
The report also noted that Texas had the highest rate of legal discrimination, with more than 40 percent of attorneys representing clients who were not born in the state.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement that his office is committed to making the state’s legal system stronger, and he encourages Texas’ lawmakers to pass laws that would ensure that the state remains a meritocracy.
He also said he supports the use of the Texas Bar of Texas as a model for other states.