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    Injured employee invokes personal comfort doctrine

Injured employee invokes personal comfort doctrine

Injured employee invokes personal comfort doctrine Katherine Mandes, who was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as a nurse case manager, used her paid 15-minute break to take a walk around the building with coworkers. As she returned to the building she tripped and fell on an uneven sidewalk adjacent to the company parking lot and sustained multiple injuries. Mandes filed a claim for workers compensation benefits, and her employer

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Does CGL cover on-the-job injury?

Does CGL cover on-the-job injury? Howard Tyson was employed part time by Hank Rowe d/b/a Shellmar Tree Service. Shellmar had a commercial general liability policy with Scottsdale Indemnity Company. On September 11, 2014, Rowe and Tyson, along with other workers, traveled to Sea Island in Shellmar trucks to remove several trees and tree debris from the yard of a house under construction. Tyson’s job was to help remove limbs and debris

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Tough nut: Resolving a workers compensation lien

Tough nut: Resolving a workers compensation lien Victor Leija was a window washer. He plunged three stories to his death when a scaffold he was trying to erect atop a three-story building collapsed and fell to the ground. His employer’s workers compensation carrier, Twin City Fire Insurance Company, accepted the claim and paid monthly benefits of $1,857 to Leija’s widow and children. Over time those payments will total some $575,000.

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Does UM coverage apply to gunshot death?

Does UM coverage apply to gunshot death? On January 4, 2014, Timothy Austin Davison was driving to Maine in his father’s sport utility vehicle. While he was on Interstate 81 in Maryland, an assailant driving a pickup truck began pursuing Davison and fired shots at his vehicle. The two vehicles crossed the state line into Pennsylvania, and the assailant rammed his truck into the SUV, pushing it off the road onto

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A tangled web: Who can sue whom?

A tangled web: Who can sue whom? Devonta Dodson was involved in a motor vehicle collision with Joann Hutson, whom Erie Insurance Company insured with liability coverage under an automobile policy. Seeking chiropractic care for injuries stemming from the collision, Dodson became a patient of McKinley Chiropractic Center, P.C., and executed a document assigning to McKinley “all insurance and/or litigation proceeds to which Patient is now or may hereafter become entitled” and “any

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