'Managing' LLC Liability Under Ore. Workers' Comp Law

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 12:58 PM EDT) -- The Oregon Court of Appeals recently held that the exclusive remedy provision of Oregon’s workers’ compensation law does not shield an employer limited liability company's (LLC) managing member from a negligence claim by the LLC’s injured worker. Cortez v. NACCO Materials Handling Grp. Inc., No. A144045.


Workers’ compensation insurance provides reasonably quick and sure payments to workers injured on the job, regardless of whether or not the employer is negligent. Payments cover medical expenses and disability, but the trade-off for not requiring the employee to...
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