Travelers Says Miners' Wage Claims Hinge On Coverage Call

Law360, New York (November 30, 2016, 9:12 PM EST) -- Travelers Indemnity Co. said Tuesday that a wage suit by employees of a bankrupt coal company is being handled improperly, and filed to remove the suit to West Virginia federal court.

Travelers removed the matter from the Circuit Court of Boone County more than four years after the dispute began, contending that the miners' wage claims “are not the primary issue in controversy because they cannot proceed unless and until there is a judicial determination that insurance coverage exists for those claims. With respect to that primary...
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