Connecticut Reports; Proceedings in the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut Volume 93

Connecticut Reports; Proceedings in the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut Volume 93

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... of the Act would not be consonant with a sound public policy, either upon moral grounds or in the matter of justice to employers, or that as illegitimates they should be penalized for their illegitimacy by being denied the rights and benefits accorded to all others under our Workmen's Compensation legislation. It is, of course, true that one may not successfully assert a claim to membership in a family group, and thereby secure benefits provided by the law, whose presence in that group is in violation of law. Sc0tt's Case, 117 Me. 436, 441,104 Atl. 794, 796; Armstrong v. Industrial Commission, 161 Wis. 530, 531, 154 N. W. 844. That is the position in which the mother of these children found herself, and the Commissioner has for that reason properly refused to recognize her as belonging to the deceased's family, and denied her claim to share in an award of compensation. Gran v. Mass. Employees Ins. Asso., 2 Mass. Ind. Acc. Board, 736, 741; Bustamente v. Gate City Ice & Precooling Co., 2 Cal. Ind. Acc. Com. 120, 121; Salvadori v. Interborough R. T. Co. 5 N. Y. State Dep. Rep. 438, 441. The children's position in that household was a very different one. They were not only irmocent of their parents' wrongdoing, but their father, in caring for them, was acting in obedience to the mandate of the law. It was alike his moral and legal duty to maintain them, and it was quite within his legal right to do so in the most natural and convenient Way by taking them into his household. That he kept his unlawful consort there also, is a matter for which they were not responsible. They certainly should not be punished for his unlawful act in so doing, or hers in remaining. There is nothing in their own conduct that more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917588
  • 9781236917584