(Or., filed October 24, 2019): Arguing that the state’s statutory limit on noneconomic damages is constitutional. Upholding the state’s statutory limit is consistent with the court’s respect for the legislature’s role in shaping the civil justice system. Noneconomic damage limits respond to a rise in pain and suffering awards and their unpredictability.
This letter-to-the-editor was originally published by The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, WV. West Virginia was a mainstay on the American Tort Reform Foundation’s “Judicial Hellholes®” list for nearly 20 years, finally […]