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State Lacked Jurisdiction Over Asbestos Comp Claim

By WorkCompCentral

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 191 | 0 | 12 min read

The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that the state workers’ compensation system lacked jurisdiction over the claims by a worker and his family for his exposure to asbestos while working out-of-state. Case: Davis v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp., No. A17A1726, 02/27/2018, published. Facts: John Davis began working for the Louisiana-Pacific Corp. in 1984. He spent the next 14 years working at a Louisiana-Pacific facility in Clayton, Alabama. After leaving his position with Louisiana-Pacific, Davis moved to Georgia. In May 2015, doctors diagnosed Davis with mesothelioma. He filed a workers&rsq...

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