Posts Tagged ‘West Virginia Supreme Court’

There are some relations that are not entitled to wrongful death settlement monies. An ex-wife may fall into that category. A recent case in West Virginia resulted in a decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court that the ex-wife of a man who lost his life in a motorcycle accident was not entitled to any…

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West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Criticizes Tort Reform

Last week, West Virginia Supreme Court justice Larry Starcher railed against West Virginia’s tort reform. In recent years, West Virginia has passed medical malpractice tort reform measures that require plaintiffs to provide pre-suit expert reports saying that the claim has merit. The reforms also have caps on damages. Because plaintiffs want to avoid these requirements,…

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Arbitration and the Godless Bloodsuckers

We have often written about problems with mandatory arbitration, but even we were shocked by the allegations made by Richard Neely, a former justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court, about the National Arbitration Forum, one organization that provides arbitrators for commercial disputes, in his article, Arbitration and the Godless Bloodsuckers.  Neely describes his solicitation…

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