West Virginia


Choice of Law Admission of Extrinsic Evidence Insurer Allocation Pre-Tender FeesStatute of Limitations
Most significant contactsFacts available to the insurer Not AddressedNot Addressed5 years
Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Triangle Indus., Inc., 390 S.E.2d 562, 567 (W. Va. 1990)State Auto Mutual Ins. Co. v. Alpha Eng’g Services, Inc., 542 S.E.2d 876, 879 (W. Va. 2000)(W. Va. Code § 55-2-6)
Pre-Judgment Interest Late Notice Public Policy Bar Independent CounselAtty's Fees/Decl. Relief Action
10%Notice-prejudiceBar to indemnity and defenseEthical duties owed to insured, not insurer (right to independent counsel not addressed)Recoverable
(W. Va. Code § 56-6-31)Colonial Ins. Co. v. Barrett, 542 S.E.2d 869, 876 (W. Va. 2000)Smith v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 447 S.E.2d 255, 258 (W. Va. 1994)Barefield v. DPIC Cos., Inc., , 600 S.E.2d 256, 271 (W. Va. 2004)Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Pitrolo, 342 S.E.2d 156, 160-61 (W. Va. 1986)
Continental Cas. Co. v. Assicurazioni Generali, S.p.A., 903 F. Supp. 990, 992 n.4 (S.D.W. Va. 1995)