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Court Reduces Worker's Recovery From Employer

Friday, August 13, 2021 | 0

In a long-running and procedurally complex case, the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to a reduced recovery against his employer via the contribution claims that had been assigned to him by joint tortfeasors pursuant to a settlement. Case: Barnai v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., No. 1-19-1306, 07/30/2021, published. Facts: Frank Barnai worked for the Summit Fire Protection Co. In October 2007, Barnai was injured while working for Summit at a Walmart store construction site. International Contractors Inc. was the general contractor for the project, and Nuline Techno...

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