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Lee v. M&H, Wal-Mart - Court Rejects Lent Employee's Claim Against Special Employer After Employee Obtains Worker's Compensation...

Court Rejects Lent Employee's Claim Against Special Employer After Employee Obtains Worker's Compensation Benefits From General Employer. Plaintiff Lee suffered serious injuries while performing clean-up duties during...more

Construction Case Law Update - October 2014

Applying the Ameris factors, the Middle District of Florida abstained from and dismissed indemnitor’s declaratory judgment action to determine indemnity provision’s (1) scope, (2) duty to defend against third-party...more

Alabama Construction Worker Awarded $1.7 million For Injuries

While workers' compensation benefits will work to cover the medical expenses and lost wages that an Alabama worker encounters following a workplace accident or injury, this is not the only source of compensation available in...more

Successfully Defending a Lawsuit

Anyone who has been a defendant in a lawsuit will tell you that the process is expensive, time consuming and stressful. I have spent the past twenty years defending businesses and individuals in courts throughout Virginia and...more

Eight workers burned in power plant fire get sizeable settlement

"I just remember the vivid images of when I was burned, when I looked at myself in the ambulance," said 24-year-old Alex T. of the industrial accident two years ago that left him with deep burns over 65 percent of his...more

22-Year-Old Lumber Worker Killed in Vance Construction Accident

A tragedy occurred December 31 in the town of Vance, just outside Tuscaloosa. A 22-year-old lumber yard worker will not see the new year because he was struck by a log that fell from a machine used in the processing of logs...more

Torts - Peculiar Risk Doctrine Does Not Apply To Injured Independent Contractor

In Privette v. Superior Court (1993) 5 Cal 4th 689, the California Supreme Court held that the hirer of a contractor cannot be vicariously liable for on the job injuries sustained by a contractor's employee resulting from a...more

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