Judge: Case Alleging Failure To Pay Workers’ Comp Asbestos Benefits May Proceed
Mealey's (September 13, 2016, 9:58 AM EDT) -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A mesothelioma sufferer has standing to pursue, and the court has jurisdiction over, claims that an employer and its insurer are not making timely payments under North Carolina’s workers’ compensation statutes, a federal judge in North Carolina held Sept. 9 (James Norman Richardson v. PCS Phosphate Company Inc., et al., No. 16-00068, W.D. N.C; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122354).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160914-019Z.)
James Richardson worked for PCS Phosphate Co. Inc. from 1968 to 1995. He filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2009,...