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Jurisdiction of claims

On April 11, 2007 in Kibler v. Roxbury Bd. of Educ., the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the decision of a Superior Court trial judge, holding that a plaintiff injured at work as a result of an altercation between two students was barred from pursuing a civil action for damages against the students. The appellate court held that there was no “genuine issue of material fact” as to whether the teacher’s injuries came within the purview of conditions the New Jersey Legislature intended to exempt from the exclusive remedy provisions of Workers’ Compensation Act. The plaintiff’s exclusive remedy is with the Division of Workers’ Compensation for her work-related accident

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