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Workers’ Compensation – Death Benefits – ‘Dependent’ – Girlfriend – Legal Relationship or Affirmative Undertaking (access required)

  The decedent’s on again-off again relationship with the plaintiff-girlfriend did not qualify her as a “dependent” under the Workers’ Compensation Act since (1) there was neither a legal relationship nor an affirmative undertaking between them and (2) she cannot show either that she relied on the decedent for the reasonable necessities of life or any ...

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