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Passage of AWCA Abolished 'Dual Capacity' Doctrine for Employer Tort Liability

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, September 29, 2017 | 862 | 0 | 0 min read

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that the “dual capacity” doctrine is no longer a viable means through which a worker may be able to seek a civil remedy for an employer’s allegedly tortious conduct. Case: Shadid v. K 9 University, No. 116005, 09/27/2017, published. Facts: Christina Shadid worked for K 9 University, a company that boards and trains dogs. Angel Soriano owns the business, as well as a dog that attacked Shadid while she was at work in September 2014. Procedural history: Shadid filed a workers’ compensation claim that was even...

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