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Wait v. Travelers Indemnity Co. of Illinois
Kristina Wait (P) worked for the American Cancer Society as Director of Health Initiative and Strategic Planning. She worked out of a bedroom in her home, which she had converted into an office and furnished as such with the full concurrence and support of the ACS. Her supervisor and co-workers attended ACS meetings at her home. On September 3, 2004, she was working from home. At around noontime, while preparing lunch, she was attacked by a neighbor, Nathaniel Sawyers, whom she let in when he rang the bell. She was left with head injury, broken bones and permanent nerve damage. She tried to collect worker’s compensation insurance since she had been working at home during the time of her attack. The trial court gave summary judgment for the defendant, Travelers Indemnity Co. of Illinois (D), because it was of the view that the injury did not arise out of her work with ACS. Wait appealed the decision
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