West Virginia Passes Bill to Reform Joint and Several Liability Laws

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed House Bill 2002 into law to reform the state’s joint and several liability laws, according to Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).

The bill eradicates joint liability and instead imposes comparative fault.

“While the state’s civil justice system still faces many challenges, we are encouraged by the legislature’s efforts to enact this significant reform that will benefit all West Virginians. We applaud the House and Senate leadership for their hard work and ongoing commitment to bring more balance to the state’s courts and increased job opportunities to its residents. We commend the governor for signing this landmark law,” said Rickard.

Source: ILR