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Court Revives Injured Worker's Gross Negligence Claim Against Colleague

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 235 | 0 | 25 min read

The Iowa Court of Appeals revived a worker’s negligence suit against his co-employee, finding the terms of his prior settlement of his workers’ compensation claim did not bar the action. Case: Terry v. Dorothy, No. 18-1545, 02/05/2020, published. Facts and procedural history: Brian Terry and Megan Dorothy worked for Lutheran Services of Iowa Inc. Terry allegedly suffered injuries at work in October 2015 and filed a workers’ compensation claim. LSI agreed to settle Terry’s claim in July 2017. Documents indicated Terry understood that the settlement was all he would re...

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