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GAO Blasts SSA for Inability to Detect Concurrent FECA Payments . Private Investigators Say Drones Useful in Uncovering Workers Comp Fraud . Federal Judge to Rule in Coming Weeks on Uber Class Action Certification . Opioid Use Linked to Poor...

Cassandra Roberts
A Little Béarnaise, a Proud Mama……and a Delaware Decision on Course & Scope

For those who don’t know it, Sweet Caroline is now working in litigation support for a few of my friends at Doroshow Pasquale, including Tara Bustard. No shrinking violet herself, Caroline couldn’t have a better role model for the proposition...

Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter
California: WCAB Finds Section 132a Trumps a Collective Bargaining Agreement

How the WCAB resurrected 132a in a sick leave case In Rivera v. County of Alameda , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the employer, the County of Alameda, violated Labor Code § 132a [ LC 132a ]...

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Federal: Plaintiffs’ Tort Action Against Employer Fails Where Injury Was Shown to Be “Substantially Certain,” But Washington State Law Required a Showing of Actual Certainty

Construing Washington state law, a federal district court has dismissed a civil action filed by an employee and his spouse against an employer that alleged the employer had actual knowledge that prolonged exposure to alumina caused illness to the lungs...

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New York: Injured Employee’s Negligence Action Against Co-Employee and Co-Employee’s Father (as Owner of Vehicle) Are Barred by Exclusiveness

A civil action was filed by plaintiff and his spouse against plaintiff’s co-employee and the co-employee’s father for injuries the plaintiff sustained when he was struck by a car driven by the co-employee as plaintiff walked across their employer’s...

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Illinois: Parent Corporation Paying Comp Benefits to Subsidiary’s Employee is Immune Only If Obligated to Provide Such Benefits

Where a parent corporation paid workers’ compensation benefits for employees of a subsidiary, it enjoyed immunity from negligence claims under 820 ILCS 305/5(a) (2012) only if it was under a legal obligation to pay the benefits, held an Illinois...