Rick Ranieri and Anthony Ling

    Successfully got a serious injury/serious disability case dismissed on early Summary Judgment Motion in New Jersey State Court, in a case involving an issue of legal “first impression” in the State.  An employee of our client fell off a building under construction and received Workers Compensation benefits for the injuries.  The worker sued the general contractor for negligence and OSHA violations, but did not bring an employer liability claim against our client/subcontractor employer.  The general contractor brought a third-party complaint alleging indirect employer liability, arguing Workers’ Compensation immunity did not bar indirect claims for “intentional” claims (OSHA violations, etc.).  Time for appeal of this victory has not yet run, and the general contractor has not advised if it will test this ruling in the higher courts.

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