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In the first Maria Auqui v. Seven Thirty One Limited Partnership et al. (Auqui) decision earlier this year (February 14, 2013), the Court of Appeals held that when a Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) decision sets forth the...more
Court finds in Tooey that Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar latent occupational disease lawsuits against employers.
On November 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. et...more
This week we examine the issues of whether a volunteer who accepts medical benefits under a worker's compensation policy is bound to the Indiana Worker's Compensation Act for exclusive recovery. We also examine the Indiana...more
Case Report -
Gore v. WVOIC and Boone County Parks & Recreation Comm’n, (W.Va. 3/28/2013) -
On March 28, 2013, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a decision supporting the ranges of permanent...more
Diane Marie Minish v. Hanuman Fellowship et al. -
Court of Appeal, Sixth District (February 25, 2013) -
The doctrine of judicial estoppel precludes a party from obtaining an advantage by asserting one position, and...more
In the wake of the revisited tests of vessel status by the Supreme Court in Stewart vs. Dutra Construction Company, 543 U.S. 481 (2005) and Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Fla., 133 S.Ct. 735 (2013), it remains to be seen...more
Jack Jurgens and Jim Bercaw succeeded in obtaining a partial summary judgment from District Judge Lance M. Africk that the MATTERHORN SEASTAR, a floating tension leg platform (“TLP”) secured to the Outer Continental Shelf off...more
The Ohio Supreme Court delivered another blow to injured workers who attempt to skirt Ohio's workers' compensation system by pursuing a remedy for their injuries in court. On the heels of another opinion1 narrowly...more
California Labor Code section 132a, the anti-retaliation provision of the state workers' compensation statute, has commonly been used to support a tort claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. Plaintiffs...more
In its August 20, 2012 decision in LeFiell Manufacturing Company v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court held that an injured employee’s spouse is not allowed to pursue a claim for loss of consortium in the employee’s...more
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that a willful violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) standards, without other evidence of an employer’s intentional conduct, is insufficient to...more
California trial lawyers have made no secret of their intent to nullify the Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. decision with new legislation this year.
If Howell is nullified or restricted by legislation this...more
In Lydia Sanchez v. Darrell G. Brooke, et. al., (March 8, 2012, B224835), California's Court of Appeal, Second District, acknowledged and extended the recent California Supreme Court decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats &...more
In litigation, it’s one thing to talk about an injury in dry medical terms, and quite a different and more powerful thing to show what actually happened anatomically at the time of injury. In a personal injury case, attorneys...more
In a ground-breaking decision, the Texas Supreme Court today decided that workers compensation insurers are not subject to "bad faith" claims for unfair claims settlement practices under the Texas Insurance Code.
A man from New Jersey lost his for fingers in a workplace accident on a metal-cutting machine. The workplace was also in New Jersey, an American manufacturer, but the maker of the metal – cutting machine was a British firm....more
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently accepted petitions for allowance of appeal in two similar cases—Landis v. A.W. Chesterton Co.1 and Tooey v. AK Steel Corp.2—to address whether the exclusivity provision in the...more
Extraordinary Writs is a newsletter published by Jordan Coyne & Savits LLP covering recent developments concerning civil litigation defense in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia....more
A Florida man has filed third-party liability claims against a carpet cushion company and an industrial machine manufacturer. He was working as a contractor at the carpet cushion company when his genitals were sliced off in...more
What are the trends going to be for personnel management in the years to come? From an employment law point of view, how will companies and employees relate to each other in these changing times? These questions were central...more
Help at Home v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, No. 4-09-0977 WC, is a case in which the appellant challenged the Circuit Court of Morgan County’s decision in regard to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation...more
In August 2002, a 12-year-old boy was swimming in the upper Rio Grande river in New Mexico during a church event when he suddenly slipped below the surface of the water. Kevin Schultz, an off-duty officer from the nearby town...more
The Gulf Oil Spill -- the largest oil spill and one of the largest industrial accidents in history -- has already resulted in hundreds of lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in damages. Wrongful death and workers'...more
Under state workers’ compensation laws, employees who are injured at work are barred from suing their employers for compensation for their injuries. Workers are limited to the compensation that is available under the workers’...more
Plaintiff was injured while helping his boss after work hours install a satellite dish at his boss's home. Defendant filed two motions for summary judgment arguing that the suit was barred by the exclusivity provisions of the...more