Updated on 8/16/2021
This article helps plaintiffs and attorneys alike learn more about lawsuit loans and alternatives in West Virginia. Below you will find the following information:
Lawsuit loan alternatives in West Virginia
Lawsuit loans are expensive. Plaintiffs in West Virginia should exhaust all other options before seeking legal funding. Check out the local resources below for some ideas:
- West Virginia Utility Assistance – utility assistance programs in West Virginia include the Special Reduced Residential Service Rate Program, which offers a 20% discount on electric, gas, and water programs as needed, and Tel-Assistance/Lifeline LIHEAP opportunities.
- Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program – rental assistance in West Virginia provides assistance in covering rent costs and utility bills. Eligibility is open to those who make 80% of area median income and have a household member-facing homelessness or eviction, or a household member on unemployment or who has experienced significant financial hardships.
- West Virginia Food Stamps – West Virginia’s SNAP program offers food assistance to those who meet eligibility requirements, including household resources of under $2,001 for standard households Or $3,001 where one guardian is over 60 or disabled.
Lawsuit funding laws, regulation and relevant ethics opinions in West Virginia
West Virginia’s interest rate cap of 18% APR has made it nearly impossible for pre-settlement loan companies to operate in the state. A few companies still claim to provide funding in the state, but this may be an error on their part.
Laws regarding lawsuit loans in West Virginia
Senate Bill 360 was passed into law in 2019. Lawsuit lending companies must register with the state to conduct business in West Virginia. Lawsuit loan companies are now prohibited from charging interest rates in excess of 18% per year in the state.
Source: Senate Bill 360
Can a lawyer lend money to a client in West Virginia?
Attorneys in West Virginia cannot grant financial assistance to clients with pending litigation.
Source: West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.8(e)
Lawsuit loan companies serving West Virginia
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Lawsuit loan companies located in West Virginia
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