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Worker Can't Back Out of Settlement Because of Deductions

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 368 | 0 | 7 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a worker could not back out of the settlement he had agreed to accept because he was unhappy with the sum once he realized how much was being deducted for a workers’ compensation lien and a Medicare set-aside. Case: Lenge v. Eklecco Newco, No. 2018-02246, 05/08/2019, published. Facts: John Lenge worked for the Anzek Construction Corp. He allegedly suffered injuries while working on a construction project when he tripped and fell over a pallet. Procedural history: Lenge filed suit against the general contractor and others, asserting claims for...

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