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Maryland: High Court Says Tyson Farms Was Not Co-Employer of Local Poultry Farm Worker
Posted on 8 Dec 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Stressing there was a distinction between control over the workplace, on the one hand, and control of the worker, on the other, the Court of Appeals of Maryland reversed a decision of lower appellate court that had concluded Tyson Farms was a co-employer... Read More

Maryland: Poultry Producer Deemed to be Co-Employer of Chicken Farm Worker
Posted on 19 Dec 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where Tyson Farms contracted with a chick farm owner, who actually knew nothing about raising chickens, to raise chickens exclusively for Tyson according to strict guidelines and controls, Tyson could be deemed a co-employer of a worker at the farm who... Read More

Massachusetts: Business Owner’s Fatal Auto Accident Did not Arise Out of Employment
Posted on 31 Aug 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

An appellate court in Massachusetts affirmed a determination by the Massachusetts Industrial Accident Reviewing Board that denied death benefits to the family of a business owner who sustained fatal injuries in an automobile accident as he traveled to... Read More

United States: Employee Assigned by Personnel Agency May Not Sue “Borrowing” Firm in Negligence
Posted on 24 Aug 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Construing California law, a federal district court granted summary judgment to a defendant company that had been sued by a worker who sustained injuries when one of the company’s employees “bumped” his forklift blade into the plaintiff... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/2/2015)
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 9 September 2015 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... Read More