West Virginia, Florida Top 'Judicial Hellhole' List

Law360, New York (December 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Reclaiming a title as the country’s most unfriendly jurisdiction for corporate defense lawyers, West Virginia was named this year’s top “judicial hellhole” in a report issued Tuesday by tort reform advocates.

In the seventh annual “Judicial Hellholes” report by the American Tort Reform Association, the organization said West Virginia got the top spot in the list for its “near perfect storm of anti-business rulings, massive lawsuits and relationships between the personal injury bar, the state attorney general and some in the judiciary.”

The state also continues...
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