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Connecticut: Widow Who Discovers Husband’s Lifeless Body May Not Recover Emotional Distress Claim Against Employer
Posted on 4 Aug 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

A widow, who discovered her husband’s lifeless body crushed beneath an all-terrain vehicle that he had been repairing at his employer’s facility—she had intended to bring him his lunch—may not recover in her bystander emotional... Read More

Federal: Worker’s Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim is Not Barred by Exclusive Remedy Provisions of California Labor Code
Posted on 8 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

Generally, a federal district court must follow any precedent set by its Circuit Court of Appeal, rather than that of an intermediate appellate court in the state whose law is being construed. To illustrate that point, at least under some fact patterns... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (3/10/2017)
Posted on 10 Mar 2017 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 82 No. 2 Feb 2017 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... Read More

Iowa: Trial Court Has Jurisdiction to Hear Emotional Distress Claim Associated With Whistle-Blowing Activity
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

An Iowa appellate court recently affirmed, in relevant part, a trial court's denial of defendants’ motion for judgment N.O.V., and for new trial, after a jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff on his claim of intentional infliction of... Read More