West Virginia

West Virginia is ranked #45 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, rising five spots from 2015. Over the past several legislative sessions, West Virginia passed a number of important tort reform bills and the state has finally shed its position as #50 in the Survey. 

West Virginia at a Glance


Suggested Resources

  • Faces of Lawsuit Abuse – West Virginia

  • Congrats West Virginia – Radio Ad


All Results for West Virginia

  1. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  2. In the News Today - February 26, 2018

    February 26, 2018 | News

    Opinion: Here's Why You'll be Paying More for Car Insurance if You Live in Baton Rouge, New Orleans; Intermediate Court Concept Drawing Criticism, Praise in West Virginia... Read More

  3. In the News Today - February 21, 2018

    February 21, 2018 | News

    SCOTUS Won't Review CareFirst Data Breach Standing Row; SCOTUS Won't Review CareFirst Data Breach Standing Row... Read More

  4. In the News Today - February 16, 2018

    February 16, 2018 | News

    House Passes Bill to Curb ADA Lawsuit Abuse; West Virginia Senate Passes Intermediate Court Bill... Read More

  5. Justice Advances in the Mountain State

    February 15, 2018 | Blogs

    West Virginia is currently one of only nine states without an intermediate court of appeals (ICA), leaving the five justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals with no filter between them and the 800+ cases that pour in annually from the state's 55 circuit courts. ... Read More

  6. In the News Today - February 14, 2018

    February 14, 2018 | News

    Lawsuit Filed Over L.L. Bean's 1-Year Limit on Returns; West Va. House Moves to Limit Attorney General's Use of Settlement Funds... Read More

  7. States' Legal Reform Efforts in 2018 - Off and Running

    February 12, 2018 | Blogs

    In the early weeks of 2018, certain states are already pushing forward and making meaningful strides on legal reform.... Read More

  8. Bill to Curb "Litigation Tourism" Passes WV Senate

    February 06, 2018 | News

    Today, the Senate passed a bill to rein in "litigation tourism" (HB 4013), where out-of-state plaintiffs file lawsuits in West Virginia courts for alleged harms that happened elsewhere. ... Read More

  9. West Va. Senate President: Legal Reform Work "Has Just Begun"

    February 01, 2018 | News

    In a local op-ed, the president of the West Virginia Senate said the Mountain State's work on legal reform "has just begun."... Read More

  10. In the News Today - January 30, 2018

    January 30, 2018 | News

    Debate Continues About WV Intermediate Appeals Court; Orange Juice Decision Shows the True Silliness of Many Food Lawsuits; False Claims Act Teleforum on February 1... Read More