West Virginia has earned a dubious honor: a 2015 survey conducted by The Harris Poll for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform showed that the Mountain State was the overall worst state for litigation. The research was based on a Harris poll of more than 1,200 corporate general counsel, litigators, and top executives at companies with more than $100 million in revenue.
West Virginia was graded at a “C-“ for the “treatment of class actions and mass consolidation suits.”
The state was also ranked dead last in 2012. And 2010, 2008, and 2006. From 2002 to 2005 they were a consistent 49th place.
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