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Court Tosses Determination of Amount Due to Comp Carrier

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 1363 | 0 | 85 min read

A California appellate court overturned a trial judge’s allocation of settlement proceeds from a fatal plane accident to a workers’ compensation insurance carrier, finding that a hearing on the potential liability of an employer was necessary before divvying up the funds. Case: Dufresne v. Gryphon Aircraft Services LLC, No. E071199, 11/12/2019, unpublished. Facts: Edward Dufresne and Mitchell Morgan worked for the Word of Life Outreach Church. They died in a plane crash in 2013 while traveling from Kansas to Texas. Procedural history: The families of the workers filed suit again...

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