2/25/2014 4:46 PM
by Stuart Hammer
CHARLESTON – The House of Delegates rejected a
controversial bill which would have allowed individuals to sue and claim
House bill 4001 was struck down by a 55 to 41 vote Tuesday
in the House. This followed a lengthy debate on the House floor.
The legislation would have allowed individuals to sue the
state or businesses for fraud and then receive a portion of the settlement.
Officials say the business community fought hard against
In theory the bill would have rewarded taxpayers who