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Schnader Victory Detailed in September 2009 Mealey’s Litigation Report: Employment Law

On September 1, 2009 by Schnader in Appellate

The September 2009 issue of Mealey’s Litigation Report: Employment Law reported Schnader’s appellate victory in Antonio Ranalli v. Rohm & Haas Co. On September 8, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a major decision in this case that resolved an important issue of workers’ compensation and tort law that has been litigated in the Pennsylvania courts for years. Finding in favor of Firm client Rohm and Haas, the Court held that under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act an employee who claims to have become ill because of exposure to a chemical on the job may recover only those benefits, if any, that are allowed by the statute and may not sue his or her employer in tort for damages, even if defenses or time limits in the statute make workers’ compensation benefits unavailable. Carl Solano, Joseph Anclien, Dennis Suplee, Ralph Wellington, and Jennifer Battle were part of the Schnader team that represented Rohm & Haas in this matter.