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Oklahoma: Intentional Tort Case May Continue Under “Substantially Certain” Rule
Posted on 8 Jul 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that there were material issues of fact as to whether the decedent’s employer knew that injury or death was substantially certain to result from the task decedent and his coworkers were directed to complete and... Read More

Federal: Plaintiffs’ Tort Action Against Employer Fails Where Injury Was Shown to Be “Substantially Certain,” But Washington State Law Required a Showing of Actual Certainty
Posted on 7 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Construing Washington state law, a federal district court has dismissed a civil action filed by an employee and his spouse against an employer that alleged the employer had actual knowledge that prolonged exposure to alumina caused illness to the lungs... Read More

Ohio: Court Reiterates “Substantially Certain” Test No Longer Applicable in Intentional Tort Actions
Posted on 4 Mar 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

While the action of the employer in utilizing undersized “outriggers” to extend a work platform could be characterized as reckless, the employer was nevertheless entitled to summary judgment in an intentional tort action filed against it by... Read More

Louisiana: Teacher’s Intentional Tort Action Against School Board Fails
Posted on 18 Nov 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

A teacher, who was six-weeks pregnant at the time of a classroom incident that resulted in her injury, may not maintain a tort action against the school board; her allegations failed to raise an issue of intentional tort and her civil action was, therefore... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Alcohol and Drug Use Did Not Break Chain of Causation
Posted on 21 Nov 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Causation, Total Permanent Disability, Viagra, and Substantially Certain. 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

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Alcohol and Drug Use Did Not Break Chain of Causation
Posted on 21 Nov 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Causation, Total Permanent Disability, Viagra, and Substantially Certain. 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