Indiana Supreme Court Addresses Monetary Threshold for Secondary Liability in Workers Compensation Case

In Young v. Hood’s Gardens, Inc. 2015 Ind. LEXIS 46 (Jan. 22, 2015), the Indiana Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling granting summary judgment to a business owner who had sought a declaration that it was not required to pay workers compensation benefits to the employee of a contractor it had hired for certain tree removal services.

Hood’s Gardens, Inc., contracted with Discount Tree Extraction to remove a tree at Hood’s place of business.  Discount orally quoted a price of $600 for the work, …

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