West Virginia

West Virginia is ranked #45 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, remaining consistent with 2017’s survey results. It improved by eight spots in the Overall Treatment of Tort and Contract Litigation key element category.

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West Virginia at a Glance


All Results for West Virginia

  1. In the News Today - August 4, 2020

    August 04, 2020 | News

    W.Va. Delegate Wants Special Session For Bill To Protect Businesses, Schools, Churches From COVID Lawsuits... Read More

  2. Judge Warns Upcoming Asbestos Trial Will Be A 'Dreadful Experience' Due To COVID And Urges Parties To Settle

    July 23, 2020 | News

    In a notice issued July 21, First Circuit Judge Ronald E. Wilson warned those involved in an upcoming consolidated asbestos trial during COVID will be "a dreadful experience" and is urging parties to settle according to a report in Legal Newsline.... Read More

  3. Congress Must Protect Businesses From COVID Lawsuits

    July 20, 2020 | News

    Greg Darby, president of the West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association and owner of Little General Store, Inc. in Beckley, West Virginia, recently penned an op-ed in the Herald Dispatch. Darby's op-ed discussed the need for Congress to pass liability protections for businesses like his that provide critical services and jobs in communities across our nation.... Read More

  4. In the News Today - May 18, 2020

    May 18, 2020 | News

    Op-ed: Call virus what it is: unprecedented and unpredictable... Read More

  5. In the News Today - March 2, 2020

    March 02, 2020 | News

    State Street Firms See Fees Slashed. West Va. House Committee Considers Intermediate Appeal Court... Read More

  6. West Virginia Warms Up to Creating an Intermediate Court of Appeals

    February 11, 2020 | Blogs

    ILR once again commends the Senate for passing SB 275 and urges the House of Delegates to support the bill to passage. ... Read More

  7. West Virginia Senate Passes Intermediate Appeals Court Bill

    February 11, 2020 | News

    The West Virginia Senate passed a bill yesterday that would establish a new intermediate court of appeals, The Intelligencer reports.... Read More

  8. In the News Today - January 9, 2020

    January 09, 2020 | News

    West Virginia Governor Calls for Intermediate Court of Appeals... Read More

  9. West Virginia's Lawsuit Climate Rank Holds Steady at 45th

    September 18, 2019 | Press Release

    While Progress Has Slowed, State is Still Moving in the Right Direction... Read More

  10. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch