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U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review State Comp System's Authority over Mexican Employer

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | 0

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on whether an Arizona court placed an impermissible burden on foreign commerce by allowing an injured driver for a Mexican trucking company to pursue a workers' compensation claim in the state system after he had received disability benefits and medical treatment under Mexico's Social Security system. Porteadores del Noroeste, which is based in Tijuana, Mexico, is arguing that an Arizona court decision from last year has essentially exposed it to double taxation, as it is being held liable for benefits to workers it sends into the...

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