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Constitutional Rights vs. The Exclusive Remedy Doctrine

by Collins & Lacy, P.C. on

The Workers’ Compensation Act evolved from what is often called the “Grand Bargain.” Injured workers cannot sue their employers for work-related injuries in exchange for a no fault system in which the injured worker does not...more

Workers' Comp Plaintiff Attorneys Might Be Getting a Bigger Payday in Florida

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

On April 20, 2016, the 1st District Court of Appeals fired the most significant shot in years at controversial attorney fee restrictions in Florida. In 2003, the Florida State Workers' Compensation Statute placed strict...more

Court Crushes Constitutional Challenge To Independent Medical Review

In Frances Stevens v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, Outspoken Enterprises, Case: A143043 1st District, Division 1, the California Court of Appeal upheld the constitutionality of California Labor Code Section 4610.6...more

9th Circuit Throws Lifebuoy to California Drowning In Workers’ Compensation Liens

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit resuscitated a contentious provision of California’s SB 863. In a unanimous decision on June 29, 2015, the court in Angelotti Chiropractic, Inc. v. Christine Baker, et...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

- Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: - SC19305 - State v. Francis - SC19305 Dissent - State v. Francis - Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: - AC36500 - Castro V. Mortgage Lenders...more

PA Supreme Court Allows Certain Mesothelioma Claimants to Sue Their Employer

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a ground-breaking decision that could potentially expose employers to a wave of new lawsuits by former employees suffering from mesothelioma. In its November 22, 2013 opinion in...more

Fee reimbursement schedule upheld, statute of limitations on Second Injury claims: S.C. WORKERS’ COMP UPDATE

The South Carolina Supreme Court has issued two significant workers’ compensation opinions in the past week and a half. Fee Schedule Upheld In the first case, the Court reversed the determination of a circuit court that...more

Heater v. Impro

Defendant's Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Summary JudgmentPennsylvania

by Joshua Perlman on

Brief I filed supporting Motion for Summary Judgment (with names changed and certain confidential information removed)...more

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