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Worker Must Arbitrate Deliberate Intention Claim Against Employer

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 687 | 0 | 5 min read

The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the terms of an injured worker’s arbitration agreement required that he arbitrate his claim that he had been hurt because of intentionally tortious conduct. Case: Hampden Coal v. Varney, No. 17-0088, 02/16/2018, published. Facts and procedural history: Michael Varney began working for the Hampden Coal Co. in 2000. In 2014, the assets of the Hampden Coal Co. were transferred to Hampden Coal LLC. Varney's employment with Hampden Coal, as well as that of all the Hampden Coal Co. employees, was conditioned upon the signing of an arbitrat...

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