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WV CALA Launches Public Education Campaign Thanking House Of Delegates For Supporting Lawsuit Reform

Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) today announced the launch of a statewide public education radio campaign to thank members of the West Virginia House of Delegates who have supported much-needed reforms to West Virginia’s lawsuit system. In recent weeks, the House of Delegates has passed lawsuit reforms to bring fairness and impartiality to West Virginia’s lawsuit system, which will help create jobs and boost the state’s economy.

“Under the leadership of Speaker Tim Armstead and House Judiciary Chairman John Shott, the West Virginia House of Delegates has passed measures to help make West Virginia’s lawsuit system serve the interests of ordinary people, instead of personal injury lawyers. They have deliberated and passed many lawsuit reforms that will help end the abuse of our state’s lawsuit’ system, which has earned a national reputation as a ‘Judicial Hellhole.’ Our statewide public education effort will let West Virginians know that some delegates are working to support these reforms,” said Roman Stauffer, Executive Director of WV CALA.

In recent weeks, the House of Delegates has passed reforms to protect property owners from those who trespass illegally and file lawsuits, bring equality to the lawsuit system for those with claims against healthcare providers, protect property owners from abusive lawsuits based on open and obvious dangers, and ensure that those responsible for accident pay their share of the damages awarded by a jury.

Stauffer concluded, “It’s refreshing to see that the new leadership at the West Virginia Legislature is committed to supporting an economic development package that includes the much-needed lawsuit reforms that we have discussed for many years. These reforms will bring West Virginia in line with surrounding states and create more opportunities for West Virginians.”