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Bletter v. Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.
Supreme Court of New York
290 N.Y.S.2d 59 (1968)
Bletter (plaintiff) worked as a textbook editor for Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. (Harcourt) (defendant). While on the way back to his office from the company cafeteria with coworkers, Bletter attempted a dance move, but fell and injured himself. Bletter testified that he attempted the dance move because he was very happy with his job and got along well with his coworkers. Bletter filed a workers’ compensation claim with the Workmen’s Compensation Board (board). The board found in favor of Bletter and awarded compensation benefits. Harcourt appealed, arguing that the injury was not incurred in the course of Bletter’s employment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Gibson, J.)
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