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

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All Results for West Virginia

  1. In the News Today - June 14, 2018

    June 14, 2018 | News

    Judicial Ethics Expert Says Embattled West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Should Resign... Read More

  2. In the News Today - June 11, 2018

    June 11, 2018 | News

    West Virginia Governor, Legislative Leaders Call for Loughry Ouster; Class-Action Shakedown ... Read More

  3. In the News Today - June 8, 2018

    June 08, 2018 | News

    Justices Appointed to Hear Case Against West Virginia Supreme Court Justice... Read More

  4. West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Charged With Violating Code of Judicial Conduct

    June 07, 2018 | News

    The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission (JIC) filed a motion to suspend Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry for violating the Code of Judicial Conduct, the West Virginia Record reports.... Read More

  5. ILR Research Review - Spring 2018

    May 31, 2018 | Research

    The Spring 2018 ILR Research Review explores a wide range of long-standing and emerging issues in legislation, regulation, and litigation, including artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies, state qui tam False Claims Acts, West Virginia legal reforms, and asbestos bankruptcy trusts.... Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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