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KY: Supreme Court Rules Off-Duty Pilot's Commute Was Work-Related

FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky Supreme Court, reversing an administrative law judge's decision, ruled that an off-duty airline pilot who was commuting from his home in Lexington to his job in Atlanta and who died in a plane crash, was in the course of his employment because a reduced-fare arrangement...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (12/10/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on PPOs, AMA Guides, Going and Coming, Lost Wages, Telecommuter. 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 list below. LA: Supreme Court...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (4/8/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on Going and Coming Rule, Heat-Related Illness, COPD Claim, Usual Employment, and Voluntary Severance . 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...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Employer Not Responsible for Unrelated Coronary Bypass Surgery

Larson's Spotlight on Medical Treatment for Unrelated Condition, Going and Coming, Statute of Limitations for Misdiagnosed Condition, and Exclusive Remedy Rule. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Mental Injury Claim Related to Depression From Inability to Return to Work

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Injury, Termination of Employment, Substantial Certainty, and Going and Coming. 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 list below...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Uninsured Employers’ Fund and Insolvency of Employee Leasing Company’s Workers’ Comp Carrier

Larson's Spotlight on Uninsured Employers' Fund, Voluntary Withdrawal From Labor Market, Bad Faith, and Going and Coming. 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...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: On-Call Surgical Technician’s Claim Not Barred by Going and Coming Rule

Larson's Spotlight on Going and Coming, Retaliation, Lyme Disease, and Exclusive Remedy. 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 list below. LexisNexis...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Going and Coming Rule as Tool, Not a Substantive Doctrine

Larson's Spotlight on Going and Coming, Suicide, Causation, and Disqualification for Benefits. 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 list below. ...

Larson's Spotlight on Recent Cases: Disabled Officer Failed to Disclose Status as Horse Trainer

Larson's Spotlight on Fraud, Attorney's Fees, Retaliatory Discharge, and Going and Coming. 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 list below. ...

New Jersey: Casino’s Own Surveillance Video Defeats Employer’s “Going & Coming” Argument

In an unpublished decision, a New Jersey appellate court recently held that a casino’s security surveillance video supported the employee’s claim that at the time of a vehicular accident, in which she was injured, a small portion of her SUV was still on the employer’s property; her...

Maryland: Going and Coming Rule Does Not Bar Recovery in Motorcycle Accident

Travel that is incident to the employment cannot be excluded from the course and scope of the employment by the ordinary going and coming rule, held a Maryland appellate court recently. Accordingly, it vacated a decision that had denied workers’ compensation benefits to a firefighter who sustained...

Oklahoma: Slip and Fall Outside Premises Door Still Compensable in Spite of Personal Errand

An employee's purpose in leaving work is relevant in deciding whether going and coming injuries arise out of employment; it is not, however, dispositive. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma accordingly reversed a decision of the state’s Court of Civil Appeals that had vacated an award of benefits...

California: The Premises Line and the Going and Coming Rule

Noteworthy panel decision finds going and coming rule didn’t bar shopping mall worker’s claim for injuries An Appeals Board panel, affirming the WCJ, held that an applicant’s claim for injuries incurred on 2/18/2012 when she slipped after leaving the premises of her employment at...

Florida: Going and Coming Rule Does Not Bar Deputy Sheriff’s Claim Related to Vehicle Accident

A Florida Deputy Sheriff, who came upon a tractor-trailer parked in the right-of-way and jutting into his lane, decided to take steps to protect other motorists from the hazard, but ran into the tractor-trailer before he could do so, his injuries were sustained in the course and scope of the employment;...