Blake v. John Skidmore Truck Stop, Inc

In Blake v. John Skidmore Truck Stop, Inc., 201 W.Va. 126, 493 S.E.2d 887 (1997), the Court ruled that an employee of a truck stop who sustained injuries at work as the result of criminal acts of a third party could bring a deliberate intention cause of action against her employer. As evidence of deliberate intention, the Court pointed to the testimony of plaintiff's expert who opined that the store where the plaintiff worked constituted a specific unsafe working condition because it did not have adequate security safeguards.