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Supreme Court Rejects 2 Constitutional Challenges Involving Access to Courts

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 157 | 0 | 0 min read

The Utah Supreme Court on Friday rejected two constitutional challenges to workers' compensation statutes that both related to a provision of the state Constitution that guarantees residents access to the courts. In Waite and Ortega v. Labor Commission, the high court upheld a statute that prevents workers from applying for wage-loss benefits for disabilities that manifest more than 12 years after the date of an accident. In Petersen v. Labor Commission, the court upheld a law that cuts off eligibility for wage-loss benefits if eight years have passed since the injury occurred. ...

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