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General Contractors' Workers' Compensation Plan Bars Personal Injury Claims Against Subcontractor

by Jones Day on

On July 13, 2017, Houston's Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc. v. Lee, 2017 WL 2986856, reversed a $43.5 million jury verdict for a superintendent who lost a leg after a crane collapsed at a...more

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

by Carlton Fields on

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

Successfully Defending a Lawsuit

by Sands Anderson PC on

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

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

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

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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