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High Court to Consider Legality of Forbidding Injured Worker to Sue Employer's Client

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | 293 | 0 | 0 min read

The New Jersey Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case to determine whether workers can sign away their right to sue an employer's client for negligence if they are injured. Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Arkansas and Massachusetts have also addressed the issue so far, says an attorney who has published on the topic. Unlike New Jersey’s appellate court, courts in all four jurisdictions have decided that the waiver is legal. The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division was unpersuaded by the Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., courts’ decisions ...

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