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Decision Joseph Flaherty (Deceased)/Katherine Flaherty (Claimaint) v. Polaroid Corporation, Inc.

Date: 10/05/2016
Organization: Department of Industrial Accidents
Docket Number: DIA Board Nos. 000480-94, 029790-13
Location: Boston
  • Employee: Joseph Flaherty (Deceased)/Katherine Flaherty (Claimaint)
  • Employer: Polaroid Corporation, Inc.
  • Insurer: Polaroid Corp., Inc. Self-insurer (insolvent), Workers’ Compensation Trust Fund (Trust Fund), Old Republic Insurance Co. (Reinsurer)

KOZIOL, J. The Workers’ Compensation Trust Fund (WCTF) and the reinsurer appeal from a decision holding the WCTF responsible for paying the claimant’s benefits, and ordering the reinsurer to reimburse the WCTF for 100% of those payments. We vacate the decision and order the reinsurer to directly pay the claimant the full amount of the benefits due under the statute.

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