State says employers violated law by not having workers' compensation insurance

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 7, 2019

CHARLESTON — A West Virginia government entity is suing employers, saying they don't comply with state law.

The West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Saved Salvaged Equipment, LLC and Katherine Dawson, as a member of Saved Salvage Equipment and as an individual, alleging that they violated the laws of the State of West Virginia by not acquiring workers' compensation insurance.

According to the complaint, the Insurance Commissioner's office alleges that claimants it serves, as well as complying employers and West Virginia taxpayers, continue to suffer irreparable harm. The plaintiff holds Saved Salvaged Equipment LLC and Dawson responsible because they allegedly failed to obtain and maintain workers' compensation insurance.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order enjoining the defendants from doing business in West Virginia until they obtain workers' compensation coverage or they have ceased working with employees in West Virginia and submitted a proper termination form. It is represented by David Unsell of its legal service division.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 18-C-1452

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