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Seventh Circuit Refuses to Review Arbitrator’s Decision to Allow Expert-Prepared Accident Report

Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division/IBT v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, No. 12-3415 (March 11, 2014)....more

Post-Accident Investigation Reports: Protecting Work Product

A workplace accident causes injury. In-house legal counsel edits the resulting post-accident investigation report and labels it “prepared in anticipation of litigation.” Many would assume without question that the report is...more

The map is not the territory: why visiting the accident scene is so important

A little girl rode her bike along a bike path. The path approached a two-lane vehicle bridge and ran alongside it, like a sidewalk. Her family rode behind her. Her younger brother, new to his two-wheeler, bumped her bike. The...more

Tips If You Are Injured On The Job

If you are physically hurt at work, if you should fall and hurt yourself or have a piece of equipment malfunction and are you injured here are some tips for you....more

The Power Of “Why” In The Exercise Of Discretion To Disclose

Asking “why” is a powerful deterrent to over collection and, as a recent Alberta case demonstrates, can be a powerful check on “over disclosure”....more

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