From the Charleston Daily Mail August 26, 2003, Tuesday
Copyright 2003 Charleston Newspapers
Forget tort reform. A group of corporate defense attorneys are calling for court reform.
A report released today by the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia blames the state's judges, and particularly the Supreme Court justices, for West Virginia's reputation as a tort hell.
Without naming names, the report slams judges for overlooking state law to write opinions that benefit campaign contributors and win popular acclaim.