No. 22-0389.

900 S.E.2d 16 (2024)

WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, Defendant Below/Petitioner, v. A.R., Plaintiff Below/Respondent.

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

Filed: March 5, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jan L. Fox, Esq. , Mark C. Dean, Esq. , Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Charleston, West Virginia, Counsel for Petitioner.

W. Jesse Forbes, Esq. , Jennifer N. Taylor, Esq. , FORBES LAW OFFICES, PLLC, Charleston, West Virginia, L. Dante diTrapano, Esq. , Calwell Luce diTrapano, PLLC, Charleston, West Virginia, Counsel for Respondent.

In April 2022, the Circuit Court of Kanawha County denied a motion by the Department of Human Services1 to dismiss two counts of A.R.'s2 amended complaint, in which she alleged that she suffered injuries due to the Department's negligence. On appeal, the Department argues...

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