Judge Finds Hawaii Proper Venue In Workers' Comp Bad Faith Dispute

Judge Finds Hawaii Proper Venue In Workers' Comp Bad Faith Dispute

HONOLULU - Weighing pertinent Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals case law, as well as the laws of Hawaii and the Northern Mariana Islands, a Hawaiia federal judge on Aug. 14 found that state to be the proper venue for an injured worker's bad faith claims against his workers' compensation provider (Dutch O'Neal v. Century Insurance Co., No. 1:13-cv-00058, D. Hawaii; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114716).

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