Lift Rental Co. Can't Reap Wrongful Death Coverage: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday said a rental company cannot force the employer of a worker who died while using its equipment to indemnify it in a wrongful death suit because it has failed to meet the “harsh burden” required by Indiana law.

NES Rentals Holdings Inc. has been accused of negligence in the death of Steine Cold Storage Inc. employee Humberto Menendez, who died from injuries suffered while operating the 40-foot boom lift, but claims that its rental contract with Steine obligates the contractor to...
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