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Mealey's Insurance - West Virginia High Court Affirms Dismissal Of Insured's Negligent Procurement Claim

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Nov. 4 held that a lower court did not err in finding that the state does not recognize an insurance agent's duty to advise an insured of its coverage needs and the special relationship exception that would trigger that duty, affirming the lower court's grant of the agent's motion for summary judgment on the insured's negligent procurement claims (Mine Temp, LLC v. Wells Fargo Insurance Services of West Virginia, Inc., No. 18-0755, W.Va. App., 2019 W. Va. LEXIS 511).
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