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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 55 - 8 - 16 §55-8-16. Choice of Law in Pharmaceutical Product Liability Actions.
     (a) It is public policy of this state that, in determining the law applicable to a product liability claim brought by a nonresident of this state against the manufacturer or distributor of a prescription drug for failure to warn, the duty to warn shall be governed solely by the product liability law of the place of injury ("lex loci delicti").

     (b) This section shall be applicable prospectively to all civil actions commenced on or after July 1, 2011. Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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