Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (4/26/2010)

Larson’s Spotlight on Marijuana, Retaliatory Discharge, Coughing, Intoxication Defense, and Accidental Injury. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , has compiled the...

New York Injured Worker Tests Positive for Marijuana: High Level of Proof Needed to Overcome Presumption That Injury Not Caused Solely by Intoxication

In the case of Thompson v. Wiltsie Construction Company, Inc ., 2010 NY Slip Op 03209, 2010 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3182 (April 22, 2010) a New York court affirmed the establishment of a case under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law where 18 hours after an accident the injured worker had a...

Worker's Pot Smoking Prior to Feeding Grizzly Bears Does Not Defeat Montana Comp Claim

While the facts of the case were hotly contested, the petitioner, Hopkins, contended that he was employed by Kilpatrick at "Great Bear Adventures," a privately owned bear park. The bear park contained grizzly and black bears and was generally open to the public from Memorial Day through Labor...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (5/16/2010)

Larson’s Spotlight on Termination & Gun Possession, Average Weekly Wage, Intoxication, Lump Sum Payments, and Employee vs. Independent Contractor. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson’s Workers’...