The Erosion Of W.Va.'s Borrowing Statute?

Law360, New York (February 14, 2011, 2:45 PM EST) -- Litigation tourism, driven by the desire to litigate in favorable forums, takes many forms, one of which is the desire to avoid the bar of the statute of limitations in a home forum. Many states have so called “borrowing statutes,” which attempt to prohibit this practice.

For example, West Virginia Code § 55-2A-2 states “[t]he period of limitation applicable to a claim accruing outside of this state shall be either that prescribed by the law of the place where the claim accrued or by the law...
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