North Carolina Supreme Court Denies Review in Taylor v. Town of Garner; Win for Plaintiff

The North Carolina Supreme Court denied the defendants’ petition for discretionary review (PDR) in Taylor v. Town of Garner.  The Court of Appeals decided earlier this year that Officer Taylor is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from the Town of Garner for the injury he suffered while working as a mounter officer at an N.C. State football game.  Because Officer Taylor was working pursuant to a mutual aid and assistance agreement between the Town of Garner and N.C. State, Garner remained responsible for his workers’ compensation.  The Court’s denial of the PDR means that Officer Taylor will finally receive his benefits.  Valerie Johnson and Narendra Ghosh represent Officer Taylor.