Utah High Court OKs Worker's Injury Suit V. Chevron

Law360, New York (February 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Finding that a state workers’ compensation law did not bar the suit, Utah’s highest court has given the green light to an oil refinery employee’s case against Chevron USA Inc. over injuries she allegedly sustained while attempting to neutralize toxic sludge according to the instructions of her supervisors.

On Friday, the Supreme Court of the State of Utah issued a decision reversing a lower court's ruling against the plaintiff, Jenna R. Helf, and finding that an "intent to injure" exclusion to the workers’ compensation law —...
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