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High Court Reverses Itself on Effect of Comp Rulings in Civil Case

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 0

New York's highest court on Tuesday ruled that the outcome of an injured food deliveryman's workers' compensation case should not be controlling on his claim for lost wages and medical expenses from the alleged third-party tortfeasor responsible for his accident a decade ago.Earlier this year, a majority of the court's justices concluded that the doctrine of collateral estoppel barred Jose Verdugo from seeking such damages in his personal injury case against the Seven Thirty One Limited Partnership because the Workers' Compensation Board had already ruled that he had no cau...

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