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Supreme Court Won't Enforce Worker's Waiver of Comp Claim

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Monday, September 23, 2013 | 0

A Connecticut employer who gave an injured worker a $70,228.51 severance payment in exchange for a promise from the worker to dismiss his workers' compensation claim cannot hold that worker to his word, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.The Supreme Court said that the parties in Leonetti v. MacDermid Inc., No. 19085, could not waive their rights and obligations under the state Workers' Compensation Act without the approval of the Workers' Compensation Commission, and so the agreement between them was not enforceable.John Cordani Jr. of Carmody & Torrance, one of the attorney...

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