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Defence & Indemnity - August 2016: II. LIABILITY ISSUES #2

by Field Law on

B. There is no vicarious liability for an occupier of land for the negligence of an independent contractor on the basis of agency. Heikkila v. Apex Land Corporation, 2016 ABCA 126 [4191]...more

Labor Code § 2708 Presumption of Employer Negligence is Not Applicable Against Homeowners Who Hired Unlicensed Painting Company

In Vebr v. Culp (Filed 10/28/2015, No. G050730), the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of homeowners, where an employee of an unlicensed painting company was injured...more

Upheld: Injured Subcontractor’s Lent Employee Has No Claim Against Landowner or General Contractor After Choosing Workers’...

by Snell & Wilmer on

In Lee v. M and H Enterprises, Inc., — P.3d —- (decided Apr. 21, 2015), the Arizona Court of Appeals recently clarified why, in most cases, landowners and general contractors are not liable when subcontractor employees are...more

Third-party lawsuits and construction worksite accidents

by Howard Ankin on

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 8,000 American employees are injured on the job every day. Some of these injuries are relatively minor, requiring only a short recovery period....more

Construction Case Law Update - December, 2014

by Carlton Fields on

FLORIDA STATE CASES - Employer Liability Policies & Worker’s Compensation – Although decedent-employee’s estate had standing as a judgment creditor to sue the tortfeasor-employer’s liability insurer for breach of...more

Retailer Liability - NY Court Clarifies Type of Cleaning Governed by "Scaffold Law"

by LeClairRyan on

Today, New York's highest court issued a decision that affects an injured worker's right to compensation under Labor Law Section 240, an absolute liability statute feared by many New York property owners and their contractors...more

Create Jobs through Regulatory Reform

In light of the fact that the NC Senate is preparing to vote on a recently-passed House bill, it is appropriate to revisit one topic that may be addressed by the Senate in the coming days. The House passed Senate Bill 112...more

Weekly Law Resume - December 15, 2011: Premises Liability–Independent Contractors and Pre-existing Hazardous Condition

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Gary Gravelin v. Paul Satterfield, et al. Court of Appeal, First District (November 15, 2011) This case considered whether homeowners are liable for the injuries of an independent contractor sustained on the...more

Workplace First Aid - Resonsibility or Liability?

by Chip Darius on

OSHA requirements regarding first aid, and analysis of reasons a company should use to decide whether or not to have trained first aid providers....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

Todd Symecko v. Turner Construction Co.

Complaint

by Scott Camassar on

We recently filed suit against Turner Construction Company on behalf of an East Lyme man who was injured in a construction accident in New Haven on August 21, 2009. The man, a welder employed by one of Turner's...more

What to Do When Disaster Strikes

by Gary E. Rosenberg, P.C. on

So you’re in an accident; you’re hurt. You’re unprepared, you’re frightened. Maybe you were in a car accident: the other car ran a stop sign; ran a red light; rear-ended your vehicle; made a left turn in front of you. Maybe...more

Eight Things You Should Know about Pursuing an Injury Claim

by Gary E. Rosenberg, P.C. on

What are the eight things you should know about pursuing an injury claim? Read this article and arm yourself with information about what to do if you have an accident....more

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