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Defense Attorneys Say Morales Maintains Viability of Comp as Exclusive Remedy

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Monday, December 8, 2014 | 1836 | 0 | 0 min read

Defense attorneys in and around the state are celebrating last week's decision from the Florida Supreme Court that they say establishes the continuing viability of the state comp system as the exclusive remedy for an industrial injury. The high court ruled unanimously that the family of a landscaper who was killed by a falling tree could not collect a tort recovery in addition to the workers' compensation benefits they had already received from the Zenith Insurance Co. Tallahassee attorney William Wells Large said he viewed Thursday's decision in Morales v. Zenith as a s...

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