Morris James does not have to pay a paralegal’s workers’ compensation claims for an injury he suffered while rounding the bases during a softball game played by firm employees, a Delaware Superior Court judge has ruled.
After nearly three years of litigation, Judge Ferris W. Wharton said last week that William Weller, a paralegal for Morris James’ bankruptcy practice, was not entitled to the benefits because he had ruptured his Achilles tendon outside the scope of his employment with one of Delaware’s best-known law firms.
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