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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (12/3/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Scope of Employment, Dependent Death Benefits, Assault, Exclusivity, Odd-Lot. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. ...

Duane Morris Alert: Pa. Supreme Court to Address Exclusivity of Pa. Workers' Compensation Act in Asbestos Cases

By Kenneth M. Argentieri and Gerald J. Schirato, Jr. , Attorneys, Duane Morris LLP The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently accepted petitions for allowance of appeal in two similar cases- Landis v. A.W. Chesterton Co. [1] and Tooey v. AK Steel Corp. [2] - to address whether the exclusivity provision...

A Roll In the Hay: Delaware’s Horseplay Defense and Australia’s Sex Romp Case Revisited

My post of 4/23/12, "Kangaroo Court: How Would Delaware Handle the Australian Hotel Sex Romp Case?" prompted a rare follow-up comment from Chief Hearing Officer Chris Baum that I cannot get out of my head. Thus, I am back again with the case in Australia....and not because I obsessed with sex...

A Roll In the Hay: Delaware’s Horseplay Defense and Australia’s Sex Romp Case Revisited

My post of 4/23/12, "Kangaroo Court: How Would Delaware Handle the Australian Hotel Sex Romp Case?" prompted a rare follow-up comment from Chief Hearing Officer Chris Baum that I cannot get out of my head. Thus, I am back again with the case in Australia....and not because I obsessed with sex...

A Significant Bench Ruling On Delaware’s Section 2311 Contractor Statute….As It Happily Collides With The Doctrine Of Exclusivity

Today's post comes to us courtesy of Mike Sensor. Mike contacted me last week with some background information in a case of first impression for which he was awaiting a bench ruling transcript from Sussex County Superior Court. I am always excited to hear from Mike, as he is someone I consider to...

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United States: Texas Armored Car Employee’s Family May Not Recover Exemplary Damages for Death Occurring During Robbery

The family of a deceased employee of an armored car service may not maintain a wrongful death action for exemplary damages against the employer on the basis of allegations that it engaged in gross negligence resulting in the death of their family member because the death resulted from “an assault...

United States: Injured Federal Worker’s Action under Tort Claims Act Barred by Exclusivity

A Department of Commerce employee, who sustained serious injuries when she was struck by a car as she crossed the street after picking up mail from another federal building, may not maintain a civil action for negligence against the federal government (the driver of the vehicle was an employee of the...