NY High Court Reopens Door To More Workers' Comp Trials

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 6:19 PM EST) -- New York's highest court on Tuesday detached workers' compensation proceedings from negligence litigation, reversing itself in a decision that trial lawyers and the state's biggest lawyer group hailed as a step toward making sure employees who suffer workplace injuries can get before a judge. 

A unanimous New York State Court of Appeals — taking a second crack at a case in which guardians for restaurant worker Jose Verdugo are seeking damages after he was injured by falling construction debris in 2003 — said a 2006 determination...
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