Indiana Judge Dismisses Unions from Burned Man’s Compensation Suit

 Tuesday, December 17, 2013

 Insurance Journal

An eastern Indiana judge has dismissed two unions from a lawsuit against a transportation company, an insurance agency and several insurers filed by a man badly burned when he fell into a tank of chemicals heated to about 200 degrees. The Wayne Circuit Court judge dismissed Teamsters Local 135 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from Zachary M. Hale’s lawsuit after attorneys for the groups filed motions citing federal rules that pre-empt unions from civil action in such cases.
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