Parent Company Providing Workers' Compensation Can't Be Sued By Subsidiary's Employee
Recent decision could impact how businesses structure their corporate family.
In a recent court case, the Illinois Appellate Court decided that if a parent company is contractually obligated to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for its subsidiary will be exempt from civil litigation by the employees of the subsidiary if they are injured on a construction project that is controlled by the parent company. This white paper reviews how this decision may change how businesses form their corporate families, insurance coverage programs, and third-party contracts.
Partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Practice emphasizes all aspects of insurance coverage for corporate policyholders, including litigating insurance disputes, collaborating with brokers and risk managers during policy procurement, assisting with due diligence and drafting of risk allocation provisions in transactional contracts, and litigating indemnification disputes
Practice also includes commercial litigation and product liability and toxic tort defense, practices nationally and has won trials and appeals in state and federal courts across the country
Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous insurance coverage issues, including limitation of liability, indemnification, and insurance provisions in business contracts
Author of several publications related to the areas of insurance coverage, toxic tort litigation, and commercial litigation
Fellow of American College of Coverage Counsel; member of American Bar Association; member of Defense Research Institute
J.D. degree, University of Chicago Law School; B.A. degree, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania