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 - May 18, 2020

    May 18, 2020 | News

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. In the News Today - January 9, 2020

    January 09, 2020 | News

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

  6. 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

  7. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  8. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  9. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    The 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States was conducted for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform by The Harris Poll to explore how fair and reasonable state liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. businesses... Read More

  10. 101 Ways to Improve State Legal Systems: A User's Guide to Promoting Fair and Effective Civil Justice - Sixth Edition 2019

    September 17, 2019 | Research

    A user's guide to state legal reforms, providing policymakers with an array of options available to foster a sound legal system and promote states' economies. This resource also offers a compilation of recently-enacted legal reforms to show how legislators can move the proposals described in the guide from theory into practice.... Read More