CHARLESTON — West Virginia is suing a state meat business, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.
The state of West Virginia, ex rel West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Rod's Meats LLC and Rodney E. Phillips, alleging failure to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage by defaulting on payments due and owing.
According to the complaint, the state has its statutorily duty to monitor and enforce all workers' compensation related laws in West Virginia.The plaintiffs allege Rod's Meats defaulted insurance compensation to employees, causing irreparable harm to employers, claimants served by them, as well as West Virginia taxpayers. .
The plaintiffs allege Rod's Meats and Phillips failed to obtain and/or maintain coverage for workers' compensation insurance in violation of the laws of West Virginia.
The plaintiffs seek trial by jury, judgment to obtain valid workers' compensation coverage required by law and satisfy the plaintiff that the defendants have ceased working with employees in West Virginia and submitting a proper termination form. They are represented by attorney David Ansell of Charleston.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-850