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Court of Appeals — Workers’ Compensation: Howard v. Statute Electric, Inc., et al.

New York State Court of Appeals Workers’ Compensation Alford Plea Howard v. Statute Electric, Inc., et al. No. 29 Judge Pigott Background: At issue was whether the claimant’s Alford plea should be given preclusive effect in a subsequent workers’ compensation proceeding. The claimant had been previously convicted of insurance fraud. Ruling: The Court of Appeals held that, because the guilty plea did ...