West Virginia

West Virginia has the worst lawsuit climate in America, ranking 50th out of the 50 states.  It has never ranked higher than 49th.

West Virginia at a Glance

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$320 Potential Tort Cost
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In The News Today - November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014 | Insights

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is calling for a renewed push for patent reform, in the wake of the FTC's settlement with MPHJ and its law firm Farney Daniels P.C. over allegations they "used deceptive sales claims and phony legal tactics in demand letters accusing thousands of businesses of patent infringement." Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, West Virginia, Vermont

Democrat Flips, GOP Gains Control of West Virginia State Senate

November 06, 2014 | Insights

Election night resulted in Republican control of the West Virginia House of Representatives, and a a 17-17 tie for control of the State Senate. Republicans now control both chambers, however, after State Senator Daniel Hall switched his party affiliation yesterday afternoon. Read More »

Tags: West Virginia

In The News Today - September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014 | Insights

The West Virginia Supreme Court announced that justices will no longer deliver "pur curiam", or unsigned, opinions. Chief Justice Robin Davis issued an opinion this week that "every opinion now delivered by the court will include the name of the justice who authored it. Read More »

Tags: Legal Ethics, Illinois, West Virginia

In the News Today - March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014 | Insights

A majority of West Virginia voters think lawsuits are hurting job creation in the state, a new poll found. Read More »

Tags: Lawsuit Abuse Impact, West Virginia, Delaware

WV House Rejects False Claims Act Bill

February 26, 2014 | Insights

The West Virginia House of Delegates voted against the Government Fraud and Prevention Act, a state version of the federal False Claims Act. Read More »

Tags: False Claims Act, West Virginia

In the News Today - January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014 | Insights

According to Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White, the SEC is preparing for "a very busy year in enforcement" in 2014. Read More »

Tags: State Legal Reforms, Securities Litigation Reform, False Claims Act, West Virginia

In the News Today - January 23, 2014

January 23, 2014 | Insights

"Fighting fraud is a great idea," editorializes the Charleston Daily Mail. But a proposed state bill modeled after the federal False Claims Act won't improve the accountability of the government. Read More »

Tags: False Claims Act, Securities Litigation Reform, West Virginia

In the News Today - January 15, 2014

January 15, 2014 | Insights

A new report from the Institute for Legal Reform says that rules designed to bring fairness to courts in West Virginia have largely been ignored. Read More »

Tags: Class Actions, Environmental Litigation, Louisiana, West Virginia

New U.S. Chamber Report Finds that Failure to Enforce Court Rules Contributes to West Virginia's Poor Litigation Environment

January 14, 2014 | Press Release

A new ILR report finds that court rules designed to bring fairness and balance to asbestos litigation in West Virginia have been ignored, contributing to the state's poor legal environment. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, West Virginia

Obstacles to Fair Trial: Asbestos Cases in West Virginia

Author: U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform | January 14, 2014 | Research

This report addresses the current state of asbestos litigation in West Virginia, which has become an increasingly critical issue to West Virginia's civil justice system over the past few decades. Read More »

Tags: Asbestos, West Virginia

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