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November 2018 Archives

WV Gun Laws for Businesses: The Impacts of HB 4187

Significant changes were made to WV gun laws for businesses in the 2018 legislative session. House Bill 4187, an amendment to West Virginia Code §61-7-14, created the Business Liability Protection Act. The Act effectively bans businesses from restricting the rights of individuals to stow a firearm in a personal vehicle on employer property under certain circumstances.

Charitable Estate Planning: Benefits for Both Donor and Recipient

Whatever your age, income, or family status, you have probably heard of and considered estate planning. An estate plan ensures that the money you work so hard to earn protects and benefits your loved ones. However, another planning option you may not have considered is charitable estate planning. Charitable estate planning is a rewarding way to benefit a worthwhile charity or organization, while reaping tax benefits for you and your family both now and later.

Statute of Limitations in OP Claims Affirmed by the Supreme Court of Appeals of WV

On November 2, 2018, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia affirmed a group of consolidated cases involving the time period within which occupational pneumoconiosis (OP) workers' compensation claims may be filed. The statute of limitations in OP claims in West Virginia (WV) is defined by state law. The cases reviewed by the court presented an interesting question of statutory interpretation in workers' compensation OP claims.

Technical Errors in WV Wills: Protect Your Estate from Potential Mistakes

A will is an important legal document that communicates your wishes about the distribution of your property after your death. In West Virginia as in most states, a will must comply with the standards set out by statute in order to be valid and enforceable. Unintentional, technical errors in WV wills can cast doubt on your intentions or even invalidate your will altogether. For that reason, it's essential to ensure that your will and other estate planning documents are well prepared and free of mistakes.

The WV Workers' Compensation Fee Schedule and Provider Agreements

In an effort to contain medical charges for workers' compensation claims, West Virginia (WV) imposes a fee schedule for medical service providers. The WV workers' compensation fee schedule for medical reimbursements specifies the maximum amount that can be charged by a provider for a specific service.

What Is the Time Frame for Challenging a WV Will?

Originally, the statute of limitations for filing a will contest in West Virginia was five years. Over the last century, the West Virginia Legislature has gradually reduced that period, and the time frame for challenging a WV will is now only six months.
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