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United States: Injured Federal Worker’s Action under Tort Claims Act Barred by Exclusivity
Posted on 12 Jan 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Department of Commerce employee, who sustained serious injuries when she was struck by a car as she crossed the street after picking up mail from another federal building, may not maintain a civil action for negligence against the federal government... Read More

United States: Texas Armored Car Employee’s Family May Not Recover Exemplary Damages for Death Occurring During Robbery
Posted on 12 Jan 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

The family of a deceased employee of an armored car service may not maintain a wrongful death action for exemplary damages against the employer on the basis of allegations that it engaged in gross negligence resulting in the death of their family member... Read More

A Significant Bench Ruling On Delaware’s Section 2311 Contractor Statute….As It Happily Collides With The Doctrine Of Exclusivity
Posted on 4 Apr 2013 by Cassandra Roberts

Today's post comes to us courtesy of Mike Sensor. Mike contacted me last week with some background information in a case of first impression for which he was awaiting a bench ruling transcript from Sussex County Superior Court. I am always excited... Read More

A Roll In the Hay: Delaware’s Horseplay Defense and Australia’s Sex Romp Case Revisited
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

My post of 4/23/12, "Kangaroo Court: How Would Delaware Handle the Australian Hotel Sex Romp Case?" prompted a rare follow-up comment from Chief Hearing Officer Chris Baum that I cannot get out of my head. Thus, I am back again with the case... Read More

Duane Morris Alert: Pa. Supreme Court to Address Exclusivity of Pa. Workers' Compensation Act in Asbestos Cases
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

By Kenneth M. Argentieri and Gerald J. Schirato, Jr. , Attorneys, Duane Morris LLP The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently accepted petitions for allowance of appeal in two similar cases- Landis v. A.W. Chesterton Co. [1] and Tooey v. AK Steel... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (12/3/2010)
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Scope of Employment, Dependent Death Benefits, Assault, Exclusivity, Odd-Lot. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation... Read More

A Roll In the Hay: Delaware’s Horseplay Defense and Australia’s Sex Romp Case Revisited
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

My post of 4/23/12, "Kangaroo Court: How Would Delaware Handle the Australian Hotel Sex Romp Case?" prompted a rare follow-up comment from Chief Hearing Officer Chris Baum that I cannot get out of my head. Thus, I am back again with the case... Read More