Appellate Court Clarifies Employers’ Third-Party Indemnity Obligations In Employee Suits

It is well established in California that, in a case involving an employee who is injured on the job, the employee’s judgment against a third party must be reduced by the amount attributable to the employer’s proportionate share of fault, up to the amount of workers’ compensation benefits paid.  However, when the employer’s share of Read More…

New Ruling Highlights Evolving Collateral Source Issues In Nevada

In Nevada, the collateral source rule provides that when “an injured party [has] received some compensation for his injuries from a source wholly independent of the tortfeasor, such payment should not be deducted from the damages which the plaintiff would otherwise collect from the tortfeasor.”  Proctor v. Castelleetti, 911 P.2d 853, 854 (Nev. 1996).  In Read More…