TN: Court Rules Companies Subcontracting Part of Principal Business Immune From Negligence Claims by Subcontractor Employees

Memphis, TN (CompNewsNetwork) - On May 28, 2010 the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued its decision in Griffith v. Jellico Community Hospital, Inc., holding that Jellico qualified as a principal contractor (and thus a statutory employer) to an employee of a subcontractor (Aramark) that maintained Jellico’s...

Federal: Tennessee Employee May Not Sue Statutory Employer for Work-Related Injury

Noting that Tennessee courts have held that the exclusive remedy rule protects statutory employers from tort claims by employees of their subcontractors for injuries covered by the Tennessee workers' compensation act, even if the immediate employer pays the entire workers' compensation claim...