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. 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

  2. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey Ranking the States Videos

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  3. 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Press Video

    September 17, 2019 | Video | Watch

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. In the News Today - February 15, 2019

    February 15, 2019 | News

    Former West Virginia Chief Justice Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison... Read More

  7. In the News Today - January 30, 2019

    January 30, 2019 | News

    West Virginia Senate Committee Advances Intermediate Court Proposal; Florida Chamber Rep Says It's The "Perfect Moment" For AOB Reform... Read More

  8. In the News Today - January 28, 2019

    January 28, 2019 | News

    Survey Finds Support for West Virginia Intermediate Court... Read More

  9. In the News Today - January 10, 2019

    January 11, 2019 | News

    West Virginia Legislature Opens Today... Read More

  10. New Justice Appointed to West Virginia Supreme Court

    December 13, 2018 | News

    West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed Circuit Judge John Hutchinson to fill the seat of convicted Justice Allen Loughry on the state's Supreme Court, the West Virginia Record reports. ... Read More