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

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 biomedical equipment and dismissing the employee’s negligence claim against Jellico.  Read more