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Photographer’s Negligence Claim Not Barred By Workers’ Comp

Published by on May 3, 2011

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia denied a motion to dismiss a negligence claim brought by a photographer against a car dealership.  The employer argued that the claim was barred by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act because the photographer was a “statutory employer.”  The court disagreed.  […]

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia denied a motion to dismiss a negligence claim brought by a photographer against a car dealership.  The employer argued that the claim was barred by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act because the photographer was a “statutory employer.”  The court disagreed.  Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly has a story on the case here.  A copy of the Court’s opinion can be found here.

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