Adkins v. Inland Mut. Ins. Co – Case Brief Summary (West Virginia)

In Adkins v. Inland Mut. Ins. Co., 124 W. Va. 388, 20 S.E.2d 471 (1942), the Court noted the named insured's undisputed testimony that he did not give the friend permission to operate the vehicle at the time in question and rejected an argument that the regular driver's intoxicated condition gave the friend implied permission (or consent) to operate the vehicle. Adkins, 124 W.Va. at 393- 94, 20 S.E.2d at 473.