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Katz v. A. Kadans & Co.
New York Court of Appeals
134 N.E. 330 (1922)
Louis Katz (plaintiff) worked as a dairyman’s chauffeur for A. Kadans & Co. (Kadans) (defendant). On May 7, 1920, Katz drove Kadans’s car to Canal Street in New York City to deliver cheese. On Canal Street, a mentally disturbed man began stabbing people around him, including Katz. Katz was injured and sought workers’-compensation benefits from Kadans. The New York Industrial Commission awarded benefits, and the New York Appellate Division affirmed the award. Kadans appealed to the New York Court of Appeals, arguing that Katz’s injuries did not arise out of his employment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Pound, J.)
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