Judge Dismisses Action Seeking To Skirt California Workers’ Compensation Law
(March 28, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A man has not shown that his former employer avoided a workers’ compensation claim in bad faith or that the dual capacity doctrine put it outside the law’s exclusivity provision, a California federal judge held March 23 (Leon E. Dean, et al. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co. Inc., No. 15-6032, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38906).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160413-006Z.)
Leon Dean worked at E.I. du Pont de Nemours Co. Inc. from 1956 to 1990. Dean retired in 1990 and began...