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Court Tosses Part of Worker's Claim for Alleged Workplace Fall, All of Toxic Exposure Claim

Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 0

A New York appellate court dismissed part of a worker’s claim for damages from an alleged slip-and-fall outside his office as barred by the Workers’ Compensation Law, and the entirety of his claim for injury based on alleged industrial exposure to toxic fumes and hazardous substances as time-barred. Case: Cotter v. Lasco Inc., No. 245 CA 20-00594, 07/09/2021, published. Facts: Emmet Cotter worked for Niagara Lubricant, which conducted business on premises owned by Lasco Inc. Leon Smith III was the sole shareholder of Lasco. He also owned and was employed by Niagara. Procedural ...

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