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West Virginians Concerned About Legal Costs

Apropos Walter's post on Chesapeake Energy deciding to build a $30 million headquarters someplace other than West Virginia, we note this recent article from the Chamber-supported West Virginia Record, "Survey shows potential jurors uneasy about lawsuits."

CHARLESTON -- A new survey of potential West Virginia jurors reveals they think lawsuits hurt the state's economy and job market. The survey, conducted by Charleston-based Mark Blankenship Enterprises, found that 45 percent of those potential jurors questioned say lawsuit have a negative impact on the economy and job market. Of those, 24 percent believe lawsuits have a "very negative" impact, while 21 percent say the impact is "somewhat negative."

The Mark Blankenship Enterprises survey memo is available here.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.