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Wade Stancil v. ACE USA (A-112-10; 067640)

 Wade Stancil v. ACE USA (A-112-10; 067640)
          An injured employee does not have a common law right
          of action against a workers’ compensation carrier for
          pain and suffering cause by the carrier’s delay in
          paying for or authorizing treatment because 1) the
          workers’ compensation system was designed to provide
          injured workers with a remedy outside of the ordinary
          tort or contract remedies cognizable in the Superior
          Court; 2) in amending the Workers’ Compensation Act in
          2008, the Legislature rejected a provision that would
          have given the compensation courts broader permission
          to authorize a resort to the Superior Court and
          adopted a remedy that permits compensation courts to
          act through a contempt power; and 3) allowing a direct
common-law cause of action against a carrier would
          undermine the workers’ compensation system by
          substituting a cause of action that would become the
          preferred manner of securing relief.