Maine Court Reverses Interest Ruling In Asbestos Suit, Affirms Offset Rulings

PORTLAND, Maine - An employer does not owe interest on a payment for failing to properly respond to an employee's claim and may use the payment as an offset against an award for asbestos-related lung disease, but it may not receive an offset for the widow's death benefits, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court held May 3 (Estate of Michael Joyce v. Commercial Welding Co., et al., No. WCB 11-352, Maine Sup.; 2012 Me. LEXIS 64).

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