Cases

Doris Michael and Todd Battle v. Appalachian Heating, LLC and State Auto Ins.

Case Number:
35127
Case Date:
02-03-2010
Case Issue:

Defendant presents this petition for appeal on the following Certified Question from the Kanawha County Circuit Court:

"May a plaintiff present a cause of action against a tortfeasor's insurance carrier pursuant to the West Virginia Human Rights Act, West Virginia Code §5-11-9(A), when it is alleged that a tortfeasors' insurance carrier discriminated against the plaintiffs because they are African-American and reside in public housing?  Circuit Court: Yes."