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Indiana: Injured Worker Recovers $412,680 in Retaliatory Discharge Action
Posted on 26 Feb 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Affirming a trial court’s entry of a judgment against a former employer for $412,680 in compensatory and punitive damages in a former employee’s retaliatory discharge action, an Indiana appellate court held that there were issues of fact as... Read More

LexisNexis® Presents a Complimentary CLE-accredited Webinar: Privacy Implications for Smart Devices and Social Media in the Workplace
Posted on 8 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

One employee with one mobile device can wreak havoc. What counsel should know about the risks of smart devices and social media in the workplace. Employees who use mobile devices and commercial cloud apps to work outside the office are one of the greatest... Read More

CAAA 2013 Winter Convention Begins With a Focus on Medical Treatment Control, Expedited Hearings, and MPNs
Posted on 28 Jan 2013 by David Bryan Leonard

By David Bryan Leonard, Esq. The 2013 California Applicant’s Attorney’s Association (CAAA) winter convention commenced January 24, 2013, in San Diego, California. This has been the first large CAAA convention since the implementation of... Read More

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media
Posted on 12 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers' Access to Employees' Social Media: What Employers Need to Know to Avoid the Minefields, 2012 Emerging Issues 6788 . Whether you "like" it or not, social media is changing the legal landscape... Read More

Predictive Analytics and Big Data in the Workplace and Beyond: The Science Behind the Crystal Ball
Posted on 25 Nov 2014 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. An awful lot of ink has been devoted lately... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Workers’ Comp Cases: Put a Lid on It! Court Clamps Down on Employer’s Ex Parte Communications With Treating Physician
Posted on 9 Dec 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Ex Parte Communication, Subsequent Injury, Utilization Review, and Attendant Care. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers'... Read More

California Workers' Comp Cases Roundup (4/11/2012)
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 77 No. 3 March 2012 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

California: The Right to Discovery vs. Privacy and Privilege
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and other cites below . In Borrayo v. Tobar Industries, The Hartford Insurance, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 10 , Lisa Borrayo was working for Tobar Industries, when she sustained a cumulative... Read More

California: Anti-Paparazzi Law Inapplicable in a Workers' Compensation Proceeding
Posted on 21 Oct 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Duong v. Automobile Club of Southern California , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS –, a WCAB panel held that a sub rosa video recorded by the defendant in the parking lot of a mobile home park (where the applicant did not live) and inside an Albertson’s... Read More

Injured Worker Had No Expectation of Privacy While Working Out at Gym: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (12/1/2015)
Posted on 2 Dec 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the December 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All... Read More

California: The Right to Discovery vs. Privacy and Privilege
Posted on 10 Apr 2012 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases, statutes, and other cites below . In Borrayo v. Tobar Industries, The Hartford Insurance, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 10 , Lisa Borrayo was working for Tobar Industries, when she sustained a cumulative... Read More

Surveillance Video of Injured Worker During Prayer Service Did Not Violate Worker's Privacy
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Pennsylvania worker fell at work and fractured his right hand. He sought workers' compensation benefits, but the employer contested the claim. The employer's workers' compensation carrier hired the defendant investigation firm to perform... Read More

California Workers' Comp Cases Roundup (4/11/2012)
Posted on 11 Apr 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 77 No. 3 March 2012 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

California: Employer Representative at Applicant's Deposition
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by Nigel Scott Baker, Esq.

The WCAB issued an opinion, Padilla v. LAMTA , (6/28/10, ADJ6981165) which dealt with the issue of having an employer representative at the deposition (especially during the portions in which prior medical history was being discussed). If you would like... Read More