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Canada's Comp Laws Didn't Divest State of Jurisdiction of Tort Suit

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 0

By Sherri OkamotoLegal ReporterA Texas appellate court on Tuesday ruled that the state's judicial system had jurisdiction over a British citizen's tort claim against his alleged Houston-based employer for a frostbite injury he sustained while working in Canada.While Canadian law undisputedly applied to Christopher Mulgrew's claim, the court reasoned that the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Act did not deprive the Texas courts of the ability to decide whether and to what extent Spectraseis Inc. should be liable to Mulgrew.Houston attorney Alan Daughtry represented Mulgre...

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