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Change in Law Doesn't Allow Third-Party Offset for Employer's Fault

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 139 | 0 | 54 min read

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a 2003 change to the Workers’ Compensation Act did not allow for a third-party tortfeasor's liability to an injured employee to be reduced to account for an employer's share of the blame. Case: Fish v. Ramler Trucking Inc., No. A18-0143, 11/27/2019, published. Facts: Frederick Fish worked for Albany Manufacturing Inc. In December 2012, Fish suffered injuries while helping to load a concrete beam onto a truck being operated by an employee of Ramler Trucking Inc. Procedural history: Fish filed a workers’ compensation claim, which Alba...

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