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What Is a Deliberate Intent Lawsuit?

In general, employers in West Virginia that pay premiums into the state workers’ compensation fund are immune from any legal action on the basis of negligence. There are some exceptions to this rule, however, including the deliberate intent exception. Under this exception, if an employee can prove the employer acted with “deliberate intent” to hurt Read More

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West Virginia Supreme Court Favors Employer in Another Case Addressing Deliberate Intent

FirstEnergy Generation LLC recently appealed the December 2016 order of the Circuit Court of Harrison County following an adverse jury verdict in a “deliberate intention” action filed by the plaintiffs, James and Carol Muto. The West Virginia Supreme Court sided with FirstEnergy, stating that “the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to establish two of Read More

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