Fla. Co. Asks For Insurance Defense In Wrongful Death Suit

Law360, Miami (October 8, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- A Florida general contractor on Tuesday argued before an Eleventh Circuit panel that a district court prematurely classified a subcontractor's worker as a “statutory employee,” which cost the contractor defense coverage by Amerisure Insurance Co. in a suit over the worker's death on the job.

John D. Martin of Hill Rugh Keller & Main PL, who is representing contractor Epoch Properties Inc., said that U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra should not have determined that deceased worker Jose Tejeda was a statutory employee under the Florida...
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