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Split Court Tosses Worker's Tort Suit Against University

Monday, July 26, 2021 | 0

A divided Louisiana appellate court ruled that a university was entitled to summary judgment dismissing an injured worker’s suit for damages, since the school qualified as his statutory employer. Case: Preston v. Southern University, No. 2020 CA 0035, 07/13/2021, published. Facts: Brendon Preston was allegedly injured when he fell into a large hole on Southern University’s campus. Preston was employed by Benbrook Contracting LLC, which had been hired by the university to perform debris cleanup after a hurricane. Preston claimed that he stepped aside to allow a tree br...

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