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TN: Court Rules Companies Subcontracting Part of Principal Business Immune From Negligence Claims by Subcontractor Employees

Memphis, TN (CompNewsNetwork) - On May 28, 2010 the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued its decision in Griffith v. Jellico Community Hospital, Inc., holding that Jellico qualified as a principal contractor (and thus a statutory employer) to an employee of a subcontractor (Aramark) that maintained Jellico’s...

Federal: Tennessee Employee May Not Sue Statutory Employer for Work-Related Injury

Noting that Tennessee courts have held that the exclusive remedy rule protects statutory employers from tort claims by employees of their subcontractors for injuries covered by the Tennessee workers' compensation act, even if the immediate employer pays the entire workers' compensation claim...

Federal: Resort Is Statutory Employer of Staffing Company’s Parking Attendants

A parking attendant, who worked for a staffing company that contracted with a resort hotel to supply workers for valet parking is barred by the exclusive remedy doctrine from suing the resort in tort for injuries he sustained when he slipped on water while on his way to retrieve a parked vehicle; the...

Idaho: Wrongful Death Action Following Helicopter Crash Against State Agency Barred by Exclusive Remedy Rule

In a case with a bizarre factual background, the Supreme Court of Idaho affirmed a state trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) on exclusive remedy grounds in a wrongful death action filed by the father of a pilot killed in a helicopter...