EAST ST. LOUIS – A workers'
compensation plan is suing to receive reimbursement from a driver who
allegedly caused an automobile accident.
Minnesota Workers Compensation Assigned
Risk Plan, administered by SFM Risk Solutions, filed the suit May 11
in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois East St.
Louis Division against Laura Willis.
On May 13, 2014, the defendant was
involved in an automobile accident for which she was held liable, the suit alleges. The complaint says Wills caused a collision between herself and another driver who was
working at the time. The plaintiff alleges it paid the working driver's workers' compensation
claim, and has now filed this suit to recoup payment from the defendant.
The plaintiff paid the injured party
nearly $129,000 for his injuries, lost work and other damages, the suit says.
The plaintiff seeks a judgment from the
court in its favor for its damages and other
relief the court deems just and proper. It is represented by
Stephanie Jones of Gordon & Rees LLP in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of Illinois East St. Louis Division Case number 16-cv-520