Blackstone Mining Co. v. Travelers Ins. Co.Annotate this Case
Travelers Insurance Company brought suit in circuit court alleging that Blackstone Mining Company had underpaid premiums under two separate workers' compensation policies issued by Travelers. Blackstone counterclaimed, alleging that it had overpaid the premiums due under the policies and was entitled to a refund. The circuit court granted summary judgment to Blackstone. The court of appeals reversed. The Supreme Court reversed the court of appeals and reinstated the judgment of the circuit court, holding (1) the court of appeals incorrectly applied well-established burden of proof principles applicable to summary judgment motions; and (2) the circuit court correctly determined that Blackstone was entitled to summary judgment.