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Delaware Workers’ Compensation Statute Bars Civil Claim

Superior Court of Delaware, New Castle

Plaintiff Jeffery Saunders filed an action against numerous defendants, alleging that he was exposed to asbestos-containing products and sustained resulting injuries. Defendant Atlantic Plant Management (APM) moved for summary judgment, arguing that Delaware law applies and that the plaintiff’s claim is barred by the exclusivity provision of the Delaware workers’ compensation statute. The court agreed, granting APM’s motion. The plaintiff filed a Motion for Reargument, which was considered by the court.

The plaintiff worked out of the Delaware Carpenters …

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