Collateral Estoppel of Administrative Decisions on Civil Actions

, New York Law Journal

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Louis F. Eckert, a senior partner at Litchfield Cavo, and Michael J. Kozoriz, a senior associate at the firm, write: In an unusual reversal of its own decision from just months earlier, the Court of Appeals held on Dec. 10 that the determination of the Workers' Compensation Board that a plaintiff had no further causally related disability, was not entitled to collateral estoppel effect in the plaintiff's personal injury action.

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