Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Church Insurer to Sue Yeager

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Church Insurer to Sue Yeager

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The insurance company for the church destroyed in the Yeager Airport landslide has given formal notice that it will sue the airport and others over the damage. Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company filed the notice last week that it intends to sue the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority, on behalf of Keystone Apostolic Church. The church, which was located on Keystone Drive, was destroyed when the airport's safety-overrun slope fell last year.

The lawsuit will seek damages for the failure of the structure the airport maintained and for failing to provide the church with adequate warning of the failure, wrote Clarksburg attorney Jeffrey D. Van Volkenburg.

"Brotherhood made payment for the damages to the property of its insured and now seeks to recover the payments made on behalf and to its insured,' the notice states. …

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