Aflac Supervisor Correctly Denied Arbitration in Swimsuit Over Assault – Bloomberg Regulation

Aug. 30, 2022, 8:22 PM

An Aflac Inc. enterprise growth supervisor accused of drugging and raping an unbiased contractor throughout a piece convention in St. Louis was correctly required to face tort claims by her and her husband in court docket, a divided Eighth Circuit dominated Tuesday.

Jeffrey Hansen couldn’t pressure Katherine and Jason Anderson to arbitrate their battery, assault, false imprisonment, and lack of consortium claims below an affiliate’s settlement they signed with Aflac, the 2-1 majority mentioned. It regarded to choices by the Fifth and Eleventh circuits to find the Andersons’ claims towards Hansen didn’t have a “direct relationship” with the couple’s settlement with …

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