Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 12:44 PM

No Parent Liability In Wrongful Death Suit

Hamby v. Profile Products, a 2007 NC Supreme Court case, didn't create per se immunity from workplace injury liability for parent corporations of employers. Under the good samaritan doctrine, an employer's parent company may be liable for workplace injuries. But not where the parent isn't extensively involved in workplace safety and undertakes nothing beyond minimal contact about safety matters. So held the NC COA in Edwards v. GE Lighting Sys., Inc., published yesterday.

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