Insurance Journal » West Virginia Supreme Court http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 West Virginia Supreme Court Rules Addicts Can Sue Pharmacies, Doctors http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/05/18/368465.htm Mon, 18 May 2015 04:00:24 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=368465 Pharmacies and doctors who negligently prescribed pain medication can be sued for enabling people’s addictions, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled. The ruling involved 29 people who were patients of Mingo County’s Mountain Medical Center. Most sought treatment for job-related …

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West Virginia Court Reinstates Damages Against City for Flooding http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/11/17/347195.htm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:01:36 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=347195 The West Virginia Supreme Court has ordered the restoration of monetary damages to Huntington homeowners hit by flooding in 2011. The high court ruled in an appeal brought by five plaintiffs along Krouts Creek, The Herald-Dispatch reported. Last year a …

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West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Immunity for Jail Authority http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/11/02/345669.htm Mon, 03 Nov 2014 02:46:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=345669 The West Virginia Supreme Court has again ruled that the state Regional Jail Authority cannot be held liable in a lawsuit that alleged a male correctional officer repeatedly raped a female inmate. The Charleston Gazette reported that justices made a …

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West Virginia High Court Reduces Nursing Home’s $91M Damages http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/06/20/332554.htm Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:18:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=332554 The West Virginia Supreme Court has slashed by more than half the multimillion-dollar damages a jury levied against a Charleston nursing home in connection with a former resident’s death. In a 76-page divided opinion released, the justices reduced the penalty …

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West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Fire Protection Fee Outside Limits http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2014/01/17/317536.htm Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:28:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=317536 The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Bridgeport has the authority to charge a fee for fire protection services outside its boundaries. In a ruling released Wednesday, the justices said state law doesn’t limit municipalities to …

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West Virginia High Court Upholds Monsanto $93M Settlement http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2013/11/25/312136.htm Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:07:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=312136 The state Supreme Court has upheld a judge’s approval of Monsanto Co.’s massive settlement with thousands of West Virginia residents. In a 4-1 decision last Friday, the court affirmed a January ruling approving the class-action settlement of a lawsuit alleging …

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West Virginia Supreme Court Judge Hits Ruling on Massey http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2013/09/30/306590.htm Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:43:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=306590 West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis criticized her colleagues in a dissenting opinion Friday for refusing to let institutional shareholders revive a lawsuit filed against the former Massey Energy two weeks after the Upper Big Branch mine disaster. Earlier …

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West Virginia Supreme Court Weighs Municipal Liability for Dog Attack Death http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2013/09/09/304516.htm Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:27:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=304516 The state Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether the Monroe County Commission and a dog warden are responsible for the 2009 death of a man who was attacked by neighborhood dogs. The justices heard arguments last week in …

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West Virginia High Court Caseload Drop Tied to Workers’ Comp Reform http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2013/08/21/302396.htm Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:07:48 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=302396 The number of filings in the state Supreme Court reached its lowest level in more than 25 years in 2012, according to a report presented to West Virginia lawmakers. The report by court clerk Rory Perry says there were 1,524 …

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West Virginia Supreme Court Fills Business Court Vacancy http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2013/04/16/288527.htm Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:17:02 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=288527 Circuit Court Judge Thomas Evans III has been appointed to the West Virginia court system’s Business Court Division. The West Virginia Supreme Court said Chief Justice Brent Benjamin named Evans to replace former Circuit Court Judge Donald Cookman, who was …

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West Virginia Court Rules Negligent Mine Inspectors Can Be Sued http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2013/02/07/280438.htm Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:51:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=280438 Private and federal mine safety inspectors can be held liable and sued when a negligent inspection results in the wrongful death of a coal miner, the state Supreme Court ruled in handing a victory to the widows of two men …

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West Virginia Supreme Court Candidates Mindful of Critics http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/10/16/266743.htm Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:12:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=266743 The four candidates for two seats on West Virginia’s Supreme Court differ on how to respond to criticism of the state’s judicial system from some business groups and others, each told The Associated Press. Justice Robin Davis, the sole incumbent …

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West Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Business Court Ideas http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/09/12/262779.htm Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:36:58 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=262779 The state Supreme Court is set to discuss a court system for business-related lawsuits. An announcement was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in the Supreme Court chambers in Charleston. Earlier this year the court asked for the public’s comment on the …

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West Virginia High Court to Decide Mine Inspectors’ Liability for Deaths http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2012/07/19/256342.htm Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:08:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=256342 A federal appeals court said this week that the state Supreme Court should decide whether Mine Safety and Health Administration inspectors can be held liable for coal miners’ deaths, calling it “a matter of exceptional importance for West Virginia.” The …

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