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The court found that Perez was more than a concubine at the time of her fiancé's death. (Photo: Shutterstock) The court found that Latashia Perez was more than a concubine at the time of her fiancé’s death. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A court of appeal in Louisiana has decided that a woman and her newborn are entitled to survivor benefits after her fiancé and the baby’s father died in a tragic workplace accident, but the employer does not have to pay penalties in an alleged mishandling of the workers’ compensation claim.

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