NJ Justices Nix Worker's Contract Barring 3rd-Party Suits

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (December 11, 2017, 5:52 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday ruled that an employment contract barring third-party lawsuits wasn't enforceable under the state's workers' compensation law because it contravenes public policy, but a trial court must still determine if the suing employee was partially liable for the injury that prompted his suit. 

The justices' declaration that the disclaimer AlliedBarton Security Services LLC employee Philip Vitale signed was unconscionable affirmed an August 2016 Appellate Division decision and dealt a partial blow to security services contractor Schering-Plough Corp., the defendant in Vitale's successful personal injury complaint after he fell down a Schering-Plough facility stairwell while on the...

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