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Supreme Court Clarifies Definition of 'Project Owner' for Purposes of Civil Immunity

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 179 | 0 | 38 min read

The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a “project owner” under the Workers’ Compensation Act must be an entity that actually contracts with another entity to perform specific work and enjoys its beneficial use. Case: Lovely v. Baker Hughes Inc., Nos. S-16967 and 7434, 03/20/2020, published. Facts: The Baker Petrolite Corp. and Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc. are subsidiaries of Baker Hughes Inc., a Delaware corporation with a principal place of business in Texas. BPC operated a chemical transfer facility on the Kenai Spur Highway. In 2013, BHOO entered into a contr...

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