Ease of shareholder suits index (0 to 10)

To help gauge investor protection, the ease of shareholder suits index measures shareholders’ ability to sue officers and directors for misconduct . The index ranges from 0 (little to no ability to file suit) to 10 (greater ability to file suit). The data are from a survey of corporate lawyers and are based on securities regulations, company laws and court rules of evidence. Source: World Bank, Doing Business Project (http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreTopics/ProtectingInvestors/)