Case Detail

Rehm v. Navistar International Corp.
On August 26, 2007, WLF scored a victory when the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling that rejected attempts by plaintiffs' lawyers to circumvent Kentucky workers' compensation program. The Court held that the so-called "exclusive remedy" immunity in the Kentucky statute was properly invoked by the companies and not unconstitutional. Under Kentucky law, a contractor becomes a statutory employer, and thus, is immune from tort liability, if the work it subcontracted is a "regular or recurrent" part of the work or trade of the contractor. In that circumstance, injured employees are compensated under the state's workers' compensation program instead.
Case Status:
Victory; case closed.
More Information and Downloads:
1/6/2006: Download the Brief
1/3/2006: Download the Brief

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