American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co., v. Sullivan
- Case Date: 11/10/1998
- Project Name: Civil Justice Reform
On November 10, 1998, WLF filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court urging it to reverse a lower court decision that held that private insurance companies which participate in Pennsylvania's workers' compensation program can be sued directly by employees of private companies for alleged violations of the Due Process Clause under the Constitution. WLF argued in its brief that the transformation of private companies into "state actors" just because they are heavily regulated by the government could set a dangerous precedent for numerous other industries that are heavily regulated.