In its best showing ever, West Virginia’s lawsuit climate ranking improved by five places in 2017, from 50th to 45th in a new national survey released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).
Before this year’s survey, West Virginia had never ranked higher than 49th in the 10 previous surveys spanning 15 years.
This improvement reflects a multi-year commitment to lawsuit reform that continued in 2017 under strong legislative leadership and support from Gov. Jim Justice.
2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States surveyed senior business executives on their experiences with state lawsuits environments.
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