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VERMONT TOP CASES, powered by McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC (updated 7/11/2016)
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by Keith J. Kasper

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. Argentina Kearney has joined the Department of Labor staff as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist II starting... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2012
Posted on 19 Oct 2012 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Westover v North Country Hospital , Opinion No. 19-12WC (July 20, 2012). Claimant found to have CRPS, therefore not at medical end result. Defendant's IME opinions undercut in part due to lack of review of complete... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical experts... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: March to June 2011
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Carr v. Verizon New England, Inc. , Opinion No. 8-11WC (Apr. 29, 2011). On cross motions for summary judgment Claimant's death claim fails as Claimant fails to show that his trip on a scheduled vacation date was related... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: January to March 2012
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Touchette v Vermont Slate and Roofing , Opinion No. 1-12WC, 2012 VT Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 5 (Jan. 13, 2012). In 2007, Claimant, a New York resident, suffers a work-related back injury in Vermont with a Vermont employer. In... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2012
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Keith J. Kasper

VERMONT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS Estate of Dunn v. Windham Northeast Supervisory Union , 2012 VT 93 (2012) . Section 624(e) does not allow for reimbursement to the workers' compensation carrier for payment from life insurance policy "because... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2011
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Leo Moulton v. J.P. Carrera, Inc. , Opinion No. 30-11WC (Oct. 11, 2011). Claimant succeeds in claim for both medical benefits and PTD benefits. Claimant's medical and vocational experts found more persuasive. "I... Read More

VERMONT TOP CASES, powered by McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC (updated 1/9/2013)
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Keith J. Kasper

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. If you're a lexis.com subscriber, click on the links to access cases within your subscription plan. If you're... Read More

Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update January to March 2010
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 by Keith J. Kasper

Lisa Brassard, formerly an adjuster with the Office of Workers' Compensation with the State of Vermont, has joined the Department of Labor Workers' Compensation Division as a Specialist II. VERMONT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS Estate of George... Read More

Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update July to September 2010
Posted on 11 Oct 2010 by Keith J. Kasper

Saffold v. Palmieri Roofing Inc. , Opinion No. 24-10WC (July 14, 2010). Defendant's motion for summary judgment on aggravation denied as discrepancies exist between expert opinions as to whether the degenerative condition is independent of the... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2011
Posted on 12 Jan 2012 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Leo Moulton v. J.P. Carrera, Inc. , Opinion No. 30-11WC (Oct. 11, 2011). Claimant succeeds in claim for both medical benefits and PTD benefits. Claimant's medical and vocational experts found more persuasive. "I... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: March to June 2011
Posted on 5 Oct 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Carr v. Verizon New England, Inc. , Opinion No. 8-11WC (Apr. 29, 2011). On cross motions for summary judgment Claimant's death claim fails as Claimant fails to show that his trip on a scheduled vacation date was... Read More

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: January to March 2012
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 by Keith J. Kasper

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Touchette v Vermont Slate and Roofing , Opinion No. 1-12WC, 2012 VT Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 5 (Jan. 13, 2012). In 2007, Claimant, a New York resident, suffers a work-related back injury in Vermont with a Vermont employer.... Read More

Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update: October to December 2010
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by Keith J. Kasper

VERMONT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS McNally v. Department of PATH , 2010 VT 99 (Oct. 28, 2010). Court reverses and remands on direct appeal from Commissioner for error in application of legal analysis of compensability. "In performing this fundamental... Read More