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CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court affirmed the Circuit Court of Monongalia County’s denials of Westfield Insurance Co.’s motions to substitute a witness and to continue a trial. The high court also affirmed a subsequent judgment as a matter of law for the … Read More
CHARLESTON – Justice Brent D. Benjamin has filed a dissent in an automobile accident case in which the Supreme Court of West Virginia made several significant insurance law holdings on Nov. 15. The case, Jeffrey Jenkins and M. Jean McNabb … Read More
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is suing the federal government over a requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care law that employers provide their workers with birth control coverage. Read More
ELKINS – In a filing earlier this month, an insurer asked that a lawsuit filed against it for denying a West Virginia homeowner’s claim be transferred to federal court. Read More
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled last week that a primary life insurance beneficiary may assert a statutory bad faith action after the death of the insured. Read More
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, in a ruling Thursday, sided with an automobile insurer in a lawsuit brought by a driver who argued that the damage to his car was the result of Halloween hijinks and … Read More
CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw announced Wednesday that Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and a St. Albans frame and body shop will stop their use of so-called “junkyard parts” in repairs of new vehicles. Read More
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week granted an insurer’s writ seeking prohibition of a circuit court’s order requiring its CEO to submit to depositions. Read More
CHARLESTON — Lawyers at Charleston firm Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC say a recent case involving their client, workers’ compensation insurer BrickStreet Mutual, holds “great importance” for all workers’ compensation insurance carriers operating in West Virginia. Read More
WASHINGTON — A group of defense attorneys says a protective order entered by a West Virginia court will “seriously and unnecessarily” impede the ability of law enforcement and insurers to protect businesses and consumers from insurance fraud. DRI, the Voice … Read More
CHARLESTON – ACE Group Holdings has settled bid-rigging allegations brought against it by eight states, including West Virginia, and the District of Columbia for $4.5 million.
CHARLESTON – Travelers Insurance has stepped forward as the first company to accept West Virginia’s invitation to compete for workers compensation insurance premiums. Insurance commissioner Jane Cline said Sept. 18 that she has approved a rate filing and a form … Read More
CHARLESTON – A recent opinion by the state Supreme Court will help avoid future attempts at collusion by plaintiff’s and insured parties, an attorney involved in the case said Monday. Read More
A Morgantown couple is suing State Farm Fire and Casualty for refusing to pay a $75,000 water damage claim in 2003. According to a two-count lawsuit filed July 3 in Monongolia County, Gary and Peggy McPherson allege that State Farm … Read More
CHARLESTON – Jay Fishman, chief executive officer of St. Paul Travelers insurance, swore to a Kanawha County jury that his company did not cheat West Virginia doctors out of millions of dollars when it stopped selling medical malpractice insurance. “We … Read More