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Carrier With Contingent Liability for Award Against Employer Lacks Standing to Challenge It

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, September 18, 2017 | 575 | 0 | 7 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier that issued a contingent liability policy to an injured worker’s employer lacks legal standing to challenge an award to the employee. Case: Matter of Cortes v Eagle Systems, No. 524387, 09/14/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Patricio Cortes worked as a truck driver. After he suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident, Cortes filed a workers’ compensation claim naming Eagle Systems as his employer. XL Specialty Insurance was the comp carrier for Eagle and received notice of Cortes’ claim,&...

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