Friday, October 11, 2019

Why it might be difficult to determine when a person is an employee or an independent contractor

Although know the basics related to the concept of vicarious liability, we don't have time to discuss the details or to read cases that explore the different types of issues that can arise when trying to apply the doctrine.  For that reason, I thought I would provide a link to a recent article discussing three reasons why it is difficult to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor.

Yet another lawsuit fled against 3M related to faulty earplugs

If you have been following the blog recently, you know I have following the 3M Combat Arms Earplug lawsuits pending throughout the federal court system. My most recent posts are here and here and here.

Now, here is the latest.  According to allegations raised in a recently filed product liability lawsuit, 3M Company ignored warning signs that its Combat Arms earplugs could damage the hearing of military personnel as part of an effort to win and maintain lucrative government contracts.

AboutLawsuits has more details.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019