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Court of Appeals Restricts Workers' Compensation Act Preemption and Limits the "Prior Bad Acts" Rule to Criminal Cases

The Defense Line - Fall 2011

By: Gregory M. Garrett

Mr. Garrett wrote this article based on the Court of Appeals decision in Ruffin Hotel Corp. v. Gasper, which ruled that the plaintiff's negligent retention claim based on sexual harassment was not preempted by the Workers' Compensation Act, and that the "prior bad acts rule" does not apply in civil cases.

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