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March 13, 2015

ILR Praises WV Legislature’s Continued ‘Historic’ Passage of Legal Reforms, Urges Governor to Sign Bills

ILR President Lisa A. Rickard made the following statement yesterday about West Virginia’s legislature passing SB 411 to combat “double dip” claims against asbestos bankruptcy trusts and in the tort system and SB 421 to protect against run-away jury awards, as well as urging Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to sign them:

“West Virginia stands at the edge of closing a historic session for legal reforms that will benefit all of its citizens. Guarding against ‘double dip’ asbestos claims and run-away jury awards will discourage fraudulent lawsuits and help to brighten the state’s economic future.”

Read the full statement here.

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