U.S. Chamber of Commerce News

Not nearly a clean bill of health, but moving in the right direction

By The West Virginia Record | Sep 13, 2017

Annual physicals can get monotonous, particularly if your condition fails to improve from year to year.

At 45th, West Virginia inches up rankings for state legal climates

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – For the first time, West Virginia doesn’t rank 49th or 50th in a national survey ranking states’ legal climates. The Mountain State comes in at 45th in the survey released Sept. 12 by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. In the 10 previous surveys that span 15 year, West Virginia either ranked 49th or 50th. It was 50th in the last six surveys, dating back to 2006 (also 2015, 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2007).

Jenkins receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 1, 2017

HUNTINGTON – The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Evan Jenkins on June 1 at Huntington Steel & Supply.

U.S. Chamber urges Tomblin to sign AG 'sunshine bill'

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 10, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform is pushing Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to sign legislation providing transparency to how the state Attorney General's office operates. ILR President Lisa A. Rickard applauded the state Legislature for passing House Bill 4007, which promotes transparency and limits contingency fees when the AG's office hires outside private plaintiffs’ lawyers.

U.S. Chamber releases most frivolous lawsuits for 2015

By Jacob Bielanski | Jan 7, 2016

The copyright fight over a monkey’s selfies and damages sought from a family hug topped the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual list of the most frivolous lawsuits.

W.Va. lawsuit environment ranks last, but some see brighter future

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 10, 2015

WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s lawsuit environment is ranked worst in the nation in a new survey released Thursday. The survey, released by the U.S.

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