Federal: Sixth Circuit Reiterates that RICO is Not Available to Workers’ Comp Claimants

Federal: Sixth Circuit Reiterates that RICO is Not Available to Workers’ Comp Claimants

Referring to its en banc decision in Jackson v. Sedgwick Claims Management Servs., 731 F.3d 556 (6th Cir. 2013), cert. denied, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 3239 (May 5, 2014), the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a worker’s alleged injury consisting of receiving less workers’ compensation benefits that he deserved did not constitute an injury to business or property, for purposes of 18 U.S.C.S. § 1964(c) of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.  Accordingly, the worker's claims under RICO failed.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation.

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See Brown v. Ajax Paving Indus., Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 9187 (6th Cir., May 19, 2014) [2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 9187 (6th Cir., May 19, 2014)]

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 100.03 [100.03]

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law.

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