Annual Guide to State Legal Climates:
liability climate in Virginia is conducive to growth and job creation.
Virginia has the second lowest insurance loss ratios in the nation. The
Common wealth abolished joint liability and enacted reasonable limits on
punitive damages among other reforms. The Virginia Supreme Court, which
is elected by the General Assembly, has a rule-of-law majority. Since
1993, Virginia has elected attorneys general who were all active legal
reform leaders, including the incumbent Attorney General Bob McDonnell.
As a member of the House of Delegates, General McDonnell introduced
several liability reform bills that were signed into law."
-- Steve Hantler, et.
al., Directorship, June-July 2007, page 52.
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