Federal Judge Rules “RICO” Claim Barred By Exclusive Remedy Provision

                               Detroit, MI (CompNewsNetwork) - In Brown v. Cassens Transport Company, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendants, Cassens Transport Co., Crawford & Company, and Dr. Saul Margules had schemed to deny them workers' compensation benefits under the Michigan Worker's Disability Compensation Act. They argued this violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).”In October of 2008, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion that effectively allowed a Michigan workers' compensation claim to be heard in a federal court. Nearly two years later, a Federal Judge has dismissed the case stating that the exclusive remedy for the claim falls within the exclusive administrative scheme set forth in the Michigan Worker's Disability Compensation Act.

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