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West Virginia venue reform

The state chamber of commerce backed a bill signed into law last month by Gov. Joe Manchin, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce assails the measure as "fatally flawed" and not meaningful. It's an uphill slog for litigation reformers in the Mountain State, reports Insurance Journal: "The Legislature's Democrat-controlled House of Delegates elected a trial lawyer as its speaker in January. Trial lawyers also chair the judiciary committees in both the House and Senate."



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.