8th Circ. Revives Wrongful Death Claim Against Paper Co.

By Collin Krabbe (January 30, 2024, 10:24 PM EST) -- Paper company Sappi NA must face a lawsuit alleging that a worker was found deceased near an area where hydrogen sulfide gas was released despite the trustee for the worker's family collecting workers' compensation from a subsidiary, an Eighth Circuit panel ruled Tuesday, finding that the parent firm would need employees working at the facility when the death occurred for the state Workers' Compensation Act to bar the trustee's claims against it....

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