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WVC 14 - 2 A- 17 §14-2A-17. Contempt sanction not available.
If a person refuses to comply with an order under this article, or asserts a privilege, except privileges arising from the attorney-client relationship, so as to withhold or suppress evidence relevant to a claim for an award of compensation, the court, judge or commissioner may make any just order, including denial of the claim, but shall not find the person in contempt. If necessary to carry out any of his powers and duties, the claim investigator may petition the court of claims for an appropriate order, including an order authorizing the investigator to take the depositions of witnesses by oral examination or written interrogatory, but the court of claims shall not find a person in contempt for refusal to submit to a mental or physical examination.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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