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Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Safety Inspectors Granted Immunity From Liability Under Workers’ Comp Act
Posted on 25 May 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Willful Misconduct, Intoxication, Agility Test, and Cross-Examination of Physician. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

Missouri: Court Allows Wrongful Death Claim Against Employer for Intoxicated Employee
Posted on 20 Sep 2012 by Martin Klug

An employee of a funeral home drove a company van to a bar, he became intoxicated, and then he died in an accident on the way home. The court of appeals reversed a dismissal of the wrongful death claim from the minor child and surviving spouse against... Read More

Missouri: Court Rejects Co-employee Liability in Wrongful Death Claim
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by Martin Klug

Many Missouri employees have been dragged in court recently regarding workplace injuries following a landmark 2010 case Robinson v Hooker , 323 S.W.3d 418 (Mo. App. W.D. 2010), which concluded the exclusive remedy of the Missouri workers’ compensation... Read More

New Jersey: Caterer Not Liable in Tort for Employee’s Injuries Caused by “Flaming Pig”
Posted on 27 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

In an unpublished decision, a New Jersey appellate court recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of a catering employer that had been sued by a waitress who sustained severe burns when an inexperienced co-employee doused a flaming pig with grain alcohol... Read More

GA: Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Employee’s Negligence Action Against Employer Barred by Exclusivity
Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A Georgia appellate court recently affirmed a trial court’s decision granting summary judgment in favor of an employer in a negligence action filed against it by an employee who was attacked and kidnapped from the parking lot of the store at which... Read More