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“Regular” or “Recurrent” is Key to Statutory Employer Issue in Kentucky

Construing Kentucky’s “up-the-ladder” statutory employer framework, a state appellate court recently reiterated that workers' compensation immunity is extended to contractors—those who contract with another to have work performed of a kind that is a “regular or recurrent part of the … Continue reading

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Kentucky Truck Driver’s Tort Action Against Wal-Mart Barred by Statutory Employer Rules

A truck driver, who alleged that he sustained injuries while delivering merchandise to a Wal-Mart store in Kentucky cannot proceed in his civil action against the large retailer since, under the facts of the case, Wal-Mart was the driver’s statutory … Continue reading

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Kentucky Contractor Immune From Suit Filed by Employee of Subcontractor

Applying Kentucky’s “up-the-ladder immunity” doctrine, a state appellate court vacated a trial court’s refusal to grant summary judgment in favor of a defendant corporation that had been sued in tort by the employee of a sub-contractor, finding the defendant contractor … Continue reading

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