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Mississippi: Fatal Shooting During Firearms Training Session Does Not Support Tort Action Against Employer
Posted on 26 Dec 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Mississippi appellate court affirmed a state trial court's decision granting summary judgment to the state, as employer, on workers' compensation exclusive remedy grounds following the fatal shooting of a state Gaming Commission employee during... Read More

7 Things Employers Should Do to Avoid a ProPublica Report
Posted on 9 May 2015 by Rebecca A. Shafer

I am reading the ProPublica Report with great interest because there are so many things I agree with. After reading all the press brouhaha over this report however, I still regard the high cost of workers compensation (for those companies which do have... Read More

Virginia: Wrongful Death Action Related to Death of Police Recruit From Blow to Head in Training Barred by Exclusivity
Posted on 22 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the dismissal of a widow’s wrongful death action filed against the chief of police of the City of Norfolk and other police officials following the death of her husband, who died after receiving several blows... Read More

Illinois: Acceptance of Comp Benefits Is Election Barring Intentional Tort Case Against Employer
Posted on 18 Mar 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a paramedic trainee, who sustained injuries while participating in a training program, filed suit against his employer and others alleging an intentional tort, but later sought and received workers’ compensation benefits for the injury, his... Read More