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March 30, 2015

Lisa A. Rickard: West Virginia Should Be Commended for Improving Its Lawsuit System

Originally published in the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

When it comes to West Virginia’s lawsuit climate, my organization, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, hasn’t been the state’s biggest booster — to put it mildly. We have regularly highlighted how lawsuit abuse was hurting the pocketbooks of West Virginians and discouraging job creation and investment in the state.

But as the last two months have demonstrated, it is truly a new day in West Virginia. In its recently completed session, the Legislature approved the most meaningful legal reform package in the state’s history. In short, West Virginia has gone from being the lawsuit abuse capital of the nation to the legal reform capital of the nation — to the great benefit of West Virginia families and businesses.

Read the full op-ed here.

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