Arkansas Supreme Court Accepts HPTY Client's Writ of Prohibition

November 8, 2012

On behalf of an HPTY client, Ed Slaughter, Barret Marshall and Matt Sapp filed a Writ of Prohibition challenging an Arkansas trial court’s exercise of jurisdiction over an occupational disease claim asserted by a former employee.  HPTY argues that a denial of benefits by the Workers’ Compensation Commission based on the client’s successful statute of limitations defense does not allow the employee to bring suit in civil court.  This issue raises a case of first impression for the Arkansas Supreme Court regarding the exclusive remedy provision of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Act.  

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