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Utah: High Court Clarifies Direct and Natural Results Test; Second Injury Compensable Only if First Injury Was “Significant Contributing Cause”
Posted on 28 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A school bus driver, who sustained a compensable back injury in 2003, when he fell down the steps of his school bus could, under an appropriate factual finding, recover additional workers’ compensation benefits when four years later a child jumped... Read More

UT: Comp Claim Need Not Be Filed Before Termination to Support Retaliatory Discharge Action
Posted on 4 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

An appellate court in Utah recently reversed a trial court’s decision that had granted summary judgment to an employer in a retaliatory discharge action, holding that an employee had stated a cause of action in spite of the fact that his termination... Read More

Utah: Employer’s Knowledge of Earlier Accident on Same Day May Point to Intentional Tort
Posted on 11 Sep 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Supreme Court of Utah held that a dispute of a material fact precluded summary judgment in an intentional tort action filed by a plaintiff-employee against the employer where the employee produced evidence that when another worker added sulfuric... Read More

Utah: Widow’s Tort Case Against Co-Worker Barred under Special Errand Rule
Posted on 27 Jun 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Utah affirmed a trial court’s determination that fatal injuries sustained in a vehicular accident involving an automobile being driven by the decedent’s co-worker, Giguere, and in which the decedent was a passenger were... Read More