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West Virginia Updates October 31, 2016

Case Summary – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Affirms Workers’ Compensation Board of Review’s Ruling – Insurance Commissioner has Discretionary Authority to Not Allocate Damages to Multiple Employers Under the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Statute

On September 19, 2016, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (“the Court”), by a four to one (4-1) decision, affirmed an April 3, 2015 Order from the West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board of Review, which affirmed an Administrative Law Judge’s ruling that Pioneer Pipe was the sole chargeable employer responsible for paying Stephen Swain’s […]