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Yakup Acikgoz v. New Jersey Turnpike Authority

01-23-08 A-1758-06T3

In this appeal from the Division of Workers' Compensation,
we interpret the "premises rule," N.J.S.A. 34:15-36, and affirm
the compensation judge's determination that a motor vehicle
accident occurring on an access overpass of the New Jersey
Turnpike, between two co-employees of the Turnpike Authority,
was not compensable. As a result, defendant's claim that
plaintiff's tort lawsuit was barred by N.J.S.A. 34:15-8 was
properly denied.