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The West Virginia legislature has passed House Bill 2011, which restores the “deliberate intent” exception to the state’s workers’ comp statute. The bill’s supporters, including corporations and tort-reformers, claim that limiting recovery through the comp system in such a way makes West Virginia more competitive and brings it in line with other states where the court system is more “predictable.” Opponents of the legislation, including a group of trial lawyers, contend that the bill as written will allow employers to get away with failing to provide safe workplaces, even in cases of catastrophic accidents like the Upper Big Branch disaster of 2010.

Read full coverage from The West Virginia Record here.

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