I know America has the reputation of being litigious and infested by lawyers - but I really don't think it is any different here in Australia - after all our legal systems are both basically the same, descended from the British, and have evolved down the same pathways. In my experience, lawyers here can come up with just as much weirdness and litigation with strange outcomes as in America.
As for immigrating here from America, plenty do, and welcome too, you can even get permanaent residency without having to loose your US citizenship, you still get to vote in Oz. If you have enough money and bring it in with you, you can jump to the front of the queue as a business immigrant. Come on over, no Varroa (yet), and very little winter here either, most Ozbees are on honeyflow all year round. Our taxes are, I think overall less than yours too, and its a pretty easy going sort of place, Cricket is not compulsory -and ya get mangoes for Christmas .