After Years Of Silence, West Virginia Supreme Court Of Appeals Issues Decisions


Charleston, WV ( - From January 1, 2006 to July 1, 2008, an employer’s mutual company, BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company, was the sole provider of workers’ compensation insurance in West Virginia.  BrickStreet has transformed the market that was a government-run system since 1913.  BrickStreet’s outstanding performance over the course of two and a half years has established a private workers’ compensation market that is competitive and predictable.  As of May 2008, 21 new companies were licensed to write workers’ compensation coverage in West Virginia.  The Offices of the Insurance Commissioner designated NCCI as the rating organization and also named NCCI the residual market plan administrator.

 After several years of silence on any major issues and in an election year, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued four decisions in the Spring 2008 term; Fenton Art Glass Co. v. West Virginia Office Insurance Commission and Jack L. Garrison, Lovas v. Consolidated Coal Co., Wilkinson v. West Virginia Office Insurance Commission and Putnam County Bd. of Ed and SWVA, Inc. v. West Virginia Office Insurance Commission and Elmer Adkins, Jr. members may read summaries of these cases by clicking here.

 Author: H. Dill Battle III, Esq., Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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