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GA: Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Employee’s Negligence Action Against Employer Barred by Exclusivity
Posted on 15 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A Georgia appellate court recently affirmed a trial court’s decision granting summary judgment in favor of an employer in a negligence action filed against it by an employee who was attacked and kidnapped from the parking lot of the store at which... Read More

Georgia: Uninsured Fund May Not Challenge Constitutionality of Statutory Amendment Expanding “Covered Claims”
Posted on 13 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

A public entity, such as the Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool, created as it was by the Georgia legislature to pay the covered claim of an insolvent insurance company for the protection and benefit of the company's named insured, could not bring constitutional... Read More

Noteworthy Workers' Compensation Legal Trends 2016: Part One
Posted on 2 Dec 2016 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

This article surveys recent legal trends in the states of Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, and Kentucky as explained by our workers’ compensation experts below. ARIZONA The Arizona Legislature has enacted several new laws, all of them... Read More

Georgia: Employer’s Subrogation Lien Fails Where No Proof That Injured Employee Had Been Made Whole
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Unlike the situation in many other states, the subrogation lien of a Georgia employer and/or its insurer attaches to third-party recovery by the injured employee only after the injured employee has been fully and completely compensated for his economic... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (3/2/2015)
Posted on 2 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WCRI Study Updates on Rising Hospital Costs in Workers Compensation . OR WCD Releases Full Report on 2014 WC Premium Rate Ranking . Study on Opioid Tolerance Could Help Pain Patients Stay on Lower Dosages . Study: Risk of Unintentional Overdose... Read More

Georgia: Parent’s Wrongful Death Action for Negligent Hiring of Convicted Felon May Proceed
Posted on 26 Feb 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where an employee was shot and killed by a co-employee on the special employer’s premises for no apparent reason—the two hardly knew each other and had no difficulties with each at work—the death did not arise out of and in the course... Read More