Our 7th Amendment right to trial by jury is one of the most fundamental rights we have as Americans. Often overlooked, it is the one right that ensures that we can challenge the wealthiest people, the most powerful corporations and even the government. It protects us when our other rights are threatened, and ensures that we can hold wrongdoers accountable when they harm us physically or financially.
It is because of this that corporate special interests are focused on restricting your access to our courts and changing state and federal laws so our civil justice system can no longer hold them accountable. This is being done through what those special interests call “tort reform.” In reality, those changes are providing corporate immunities and allowing those corporations to increase their profits at the expense of consumers, workers, policy holders, small businesses, the government and others. When there is no accountability, there is no safety.
Help Us Protect the 7th Amendment!
Please join our effort to preserve your access to the civil justice system and your 7th Amendment rights to trial by jury. It’s important that you share your concerns with elected officials and state and local business leaders. You can help by joining our affiliated organization, the Consumer Protection Alliance.
We will send you information on:
Legislation that affects your rights and limits the ability to hold wrongdoers accountable
Legislation that protects the rights and interests of West Virginia consumers, workers and small businesses
Our court system and business climate
The special interest groups, corporations and individuals that want to restrict your access to the courts
We will also send you action alerts so that you can contact your lawmakers to share your positions and/or concerns regarding legislative proposals that affect you.