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

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  1. In The News Today - February 18, 2015

    February 18, 2015 | News and Blog

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board opines on Chevron's settlement with "tort mercenary" James Russell DeLeon, who had "invested some $23 million to finance left-wing activist Steven Donziger in his Captain Ahab pursuit of Chevron."... Read More

  2. In The News Today - February 12, 2015

    February 12, 2015 | News and Blog

    "As a full body of the House, we continue to work on the tort reform issues to end the lawsuit abuse possibilities that hinder jobs from coming to our State," writes West Virginia Delegate Michael Moffatt in an op-ed providing a state legislative update.... Read More

  3. Joint & Several Bill Passes WV Senate, Heads to Conference Committee

    February 10, 2015 | News and Blog

    The West Virginia Senate yesterday passed a joint and several liability bill on a vote of 24-9, and the bill was sent back to the House of Delegates to create a conference committee to reach a compromise with the House-passed version of the bill.... Read More

  4. In The News Today - February 10, 2015

    February 10, 2015 | News and Blog

    Eleven state attorneys generals have lined up behind Mississippi AG Jim Hood in his probe of Google, putting them at odds with the company and the electronics industry.... Read More

  5. In The News Today - February 2, 2015

    February 02, 2015 | News and Blog

    The New York Post reports that the New York state Supreme Court's civil division in lower Manhattan is reportedly under federal investigation in connection with the indictment of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.... Read More

  6. West Virginia House Passes Joint and Several Liability Reform Bill

    January 28, 2015 | News and Blog

    The West Virginia House of Delegates yesterday passed a joint and several liability reform bill (House Bill 2002) on a 74-25 vote. The bill now heads to the State Senate. ... Read More

  7. In The News Today - January 27, 2015

    January 27, 2015 | News and Blog

    "The record is overwhelmingly clear and supportive that BP did what it needed to do, stepped up to the plate," testified Retired Coast Guard Captain Frank Paskewich in a trial to determine fines against BP for the Gulf Oil Spill. Paskewich told U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier that BP's "conducted an extraordinarily effective response."... Read More

  8. West Virginia Editorial Takes on Legal Reform Critics

    January 16, 2015 | News and Blog

    The Charleston (WV) Daily Mail editorial board takes on critics of legal reform, writing, "Pro-business groups are interested in creating a more business-friendly legal climate. But the anti-reform side has interests, too - particularly the trial lawyers who benefit handsomely from the current system."... Read More

  9. In The News Today - January 14, 2015

    January 14, 2015 | News and Blog

    JP Morgan Chase's latest earnings report fell below analysts' expectations, due largely to the fact that "JP Morgan has paid roughly $20 billion over the last 12 months to resolve" federal investigations. ... Read More

  10. In The News Today - January 13, 2015

    January 13, 2015 | News and Blog

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal filed by several banks, including Royal Bank of Scotland and Wells Fargo & Co., over a lawsuit filed by the National Credit Union Administration over the banks' sale of mortgage-backed securities to several "now-failed" credit unions. ... Read More