Skip to comments.West Virginia again listed as a 'judicial hellhole' (behind Philadelphia, California)
Posted on 12/19/2011 7:37:16 AM PST by Libloather
West Virginia again listed as a 'judicial hellhole'
State ranked No. 3
by Cheryl Caswell - Daily Mail staff
Charleston Daily Mail
Thursday December 15, 2011
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The American Tort Reform Association has again placed West Virginia at the number three spot in its annual list of "judicial hellholes."
The group lists Philadelphia in the top (worst) spot, and California as number two. Other states/regions that made the list are Southern Florida, Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, New York City and Albany, Clark County in Nevada and McLean County in Illinois.
The list is put out by a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to tort and liability reform. West Virginia has appeared on the group's "hellhole" list every year since the report's inception in 2002.
Richie Heath, Executive Director of West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, said the ranking reflects that the state has failed to fix problems in the legal system, but also that some improvements are being seen.
"The Judicial Hellholes report continues to acknowledge that West Virginia is taking positive steps," Heath said. "However, we have failed to fix the core problem that continue to plague our state's legal system, and with many other states passing significant legal reforms over the last year, West Virginia may fall even further behind."
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Never heard of it.
So people in DC look down on people in WV. In other news, water is wet.
If Newt was President, he’d round them all up and corral them to Washington DC where congress could give them a good tongue-lashing and shape them right up, since we all know that congressional committees are the salvation of us all.