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MO: “Special Errand” Costs Employer in Cross-Over Accident

An employee acts in the course of her employment during an accident when she commutes on a regular route on a regular work day under a "special errand" exception to the going and coming rule. Defendant drove across a slick road in Cass County and struck the plaintiff, resulting in a 1.4...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (5/3/2013)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 4 April 2013 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights...

Illinois: “Traveling Employee” Rule Relates to Comp Cases Only; May Not Be Extended to Tort Law

An Illinois appellate court recently held that workers’ compensation law’s “traveling employee” doctrine may not be extended into the tort law arena so as to support a claim that an employer was liable, upon respondeat superior grounds, for the alleged negligence of a “traveling...

California: “Required Vehicle” Exception to Going and Coming Rule May Be Utilized in 3rd Party’s Negligence Action Against Employer

Under California’s “required vehicle” exception to the going and coming rule, injuries sustained during the commute are said to arise out of and in the course of the employment if the employer required the employee to utilize her personal vehicle to get to work and back home in order...

Use of Workers’ Comp Doctrines Within Tort Arena: Borrowed Legal Doctrines Don’t Really Fit

Attention Lexis Online Subscribers: Citations below link to lexis.com. Bracketed citations link to Lexis Advance . During a conversation years ago with my mentor and friend, Arthur Larson, I asked him if there were special challenges in teaching workers’ compensation law. Arthur allowed that...