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Adult Children of Fatally Injured Worker Aren't Constitutionally Guaranteed Remedy for Loss

Monday, April 15, 2024 | 0

The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a civil suit against a fatally injured worker’s employer, ruling that the state Constitution does not guarantee a remedy for the worker’s adult children for the loss of their mother’s companionship. Case: Pierce v. Best Western International Inc., No. 215, 04/10/2024, published. Facts and procedural history: Patricia Ann Stout worked for Connor Enterprises Inc. She died in 2019 as a result of an on-the-job accident. The representative of her estate filed suit against Connor, asserting claims for negligence, violations of t...

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