WVC 17 A- 6 A- 2
§17A-6A-2. Governing law.
In accord with the settled public policy of this state to
protect the rights of its citizens, each franchise or agreement
between a manufacturer or distributor and a dealer or dealership
which is located in West Virginia, or is to be performed in
substantial part in West Virginia, shall be construed and governed
by the laws of the state of West Virginia, regardless of the state
in which it was made or executed and of any provision in the
franchise or agreement to the contrary.
The provisions of this article apply only to any franchises
and agreements entered into, continued, modified or renewed
subsequent to the effective date of this article.