AT&T Not Liable For Dead Telecommuter's Workers' Comp

By Joshua Alston (July 30, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Wednesday freed AT&T from a workers' compensation claim, ruling a widower failed to demonstrate his late wife's fatal blood clot resulted from extended periods of sitting while working from home for the telecommunications giant.

New Jersey's high court ruled against James P. Renner, whose wife Cathleen Renner died in September 2007 from a pulmonary thromboembolism. Renner had argued his wife's condition was the result of extended periods spent seated in her home office, where she worked for AT&T as a manager. The justices said Renner couldn't prove, as Section 7.2 of the state's workers'...

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