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Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Larson’s Dual Persona Doctrine Recognized by South Carolina Supreme Court
Posted on 22 Feb 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Dual Persona, Wages in Lieu of Compensation Benefits, Violation of OSHA Standards, and Personal Deviation. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

Oklahoma: Employer’s Shareholder Not Always Shielded by Exclusive Remedy Doctrine
Posted on 16 Mar 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, answering a certified question for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, held the state’s Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act fully abrogated the so-called “dual-capacity”... Read More

North Carolina: Employee’s Tort Action Against Plant Nurses Fails Because of Exclusive Remedy Defense
Posted on 11 Aug 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Court of Appeals of North Carolina affirmed a dismissal of a plaintiff-employee’s medical malpractice action against two registered nurses who were employed at a packing company’s medical clinic where it appeared the plaintiff was also... Read More

Illinois: “Dual Capacity/Persona” Tort Action Against Morgan Stanley Fails
Posted on 20 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Applying the state’s two-prong test to determine if the “dual capacity doctrine” could be utilized as an exception to the exclusive remedy provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, a state appellate court recently held... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Workers’ Comp Cases: Self-Insured Gets Hit in Blind Spot With Liability for Uninsured Motorist Benefits
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Uninsured Motorist, Dual Persona, Compulsory Coverage, and Misrepresentation Defense. 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

Federal: Hospital Employee, Injured in Slip & Fall While Visiting Newborn Daughter, May Sue Employer in Tort
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Construing Massachusetts law, a federal district court recently denied an employer’s motion for summary judgment in a negligence action filed against the employer—a medical center—by an employee who slipped and fell on a wet floor in... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Workers’ Comp Cases: Self-Insured Gets Hit in Blind Spot With Liability for Uninsured Motorist Benefits
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Uninsured Motorist, Dual Persona, Compulsory Coverage, and Misrepresentation Defense. 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