AIG Can Recoup Workers' Comp Payouts From 3rd-Party Deal

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appellate panel allowed AIG Casualty Co. to place a lien on a former employee’s personal-injury settlement with a third party, ruling on Wednesday that AIG can recoup money it paid toward a workers’ compensation claim that was later declared noncompensable.

In a published decision, a three-judge panel in state appeals court reversed a workers’ compensation judge’s ruling that AIG could not put a lien on a $225,000 settlement reached between its former employee Kelly Greene and the owner of a building in which...
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