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Defense Verdict Obtained in Wyoming County Deliberate Intent Case

A jury concluded that the plaintiff failed to establish that his employer acted with “deliberate intent” as required under WV Code section 23-4-2.

A defense verdict was recently obtained on behalf of Black Bear Processing in a deliberate intent workplace injury case tried in the Circuit Court of Wyoming County, West Virginia. The case involved a miner who suffered permanent and debilitating injuries as a result of being crushed by a pipe while working at a coal preparation plant. The jury deliberated for over six hours before returning with a verdict in favor of the defendant.

Black Bear Processing was represented by Flaherty Attorneys Will Hanna, Eric Frye and Jason Holliday.

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