West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse released the following statement regarding H.C.R. 44, which passed the West Virginia House of Delegates by a voice vote today.
“The leadership of the House of Delegates continues to have its head in the sand when it comes to the need for legal reform. West Virginia lost more jobs that any other state last year, yet the House of Delegates has done nothing to try and create more jobs.”
”Every year, the American Tort Reform Association identifies the most unfair and out-of-balance legal jurisdictions in the nation, and West Virginia has made the list for ten consecutive years. Also, West Virginia has been ranked dead last every year since 2006 on the litigation fairness survey published by the US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. Until West Virginia guarantees an automatic right of appeal, our state will continue to be ranked last on these lists.”
– Greg Thomas, Executive Director, West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse