W.Va. High Court Says 30-Year Delay In Providing Notice Is Not Excusable
(November 17, 2015, 12:18 PM EST) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Nov. 10 reversed a circuit court’s ruling in favor of an insured in a silica coverage suit after determining that the insured’s 30-year delay in notifying the insurer of the underlying claims is not excusable and, therefore, precludes coverage (The Travelers Indemnity Co. v. U.S. Silica Co., No. 14-0343, W.Va. Sup.; 2015 W. Va. LEXIS 1105).
(Opinion available. Document #03-151118-003Z.)
U.S. Silica Co. filed suit in the Morgan County 23rd Judicial Circuit Court against Travelers...