Arkansas: Former Employee’s Attempt to Cure Untimely Filing of Claim With Separate Filing of Civil Action Was Unsuccessful

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Arkansas recently issued a writ of prohibition in a civil action filed by a former employee against his former employer for damages associated with his bladder cancer that he contended arose from exposure to harmful elements within the workplace. The employee...

California: In-Home Caregivers May Not Sue Unruly Alzheimer’s Patients in Tort; Sole Remedy is Workers’ Compensation

The Supreme Court of California, in a split decision, held that in-home caregivers may not maintain civil actions against their Alzheimer’s patients if, because of the sometimes unruly nature of the patients, the caregiver is assaulted and injured in the course of the employment. Acknowledging...

California: Correctional Officer’s Premises Liability Suit Might Be Barred by Bunkhouse Rule

In a premises liability suit brought against the state by a correctional officer, a California appellate court held it was error for a trial court to grant summary judgment to the state on the basis of the “premises line” exception to the going and coming rule. The officer fell on an allegedly...