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The Top 10 Bizarre Workers' Comp Cases for 2013
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

© Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. For reprint permission, contact Robin.E.Kobayashi@lexisnexis.com . During the past several Januarys, I’ve shared with readers my annual list of bizarre workers’ compensation cases for... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Truck Drivers Deemed Employees In Spite of Contractor Agreement
Posted on 8 Mar 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Independent Contractors, Altercation, Substantial Deviation, and Abandonment of Employment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

The Thin Line Between Horseplay and the Initial Physical Aggressor Defense
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A recent California case with a wild factual scenario provides guidance on the important factual distinctions between horseplay and the initial physical aggressor defense California Labor Code Section 3600 sets forth a number of conditions that must... Read More

United States: Videotape of Plaintiff’s Interaction With Guest Dooms Retaliatory Discharge Claim
Posted on 18 Mar 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A former employee’s claim that her former employer improperly discharged her in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim was appropriately disposed of at the summary judgment level where the employee could not show that her employer’s... Read More

Virginia: Worker Was Not Aggressor When She Called Co-Worker a “Jerk”
Posted on 17 Apr 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Credible evidence supported the Commission’s findings that a worker, who injured her lower back during a physical altercation with a coworker, was not the aggressor and, therefore, under the circumstances entitled to workers’ compensation... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant’s Unpaid Work for Wife’s Business Did Not Constitute Fraud
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Fraud, Unfair Settlement Practices, Penalty for Late Payment, and Altercation. 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

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant’s Unpaid Work for Wife’s Business Did Not Constitute Fraud
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Fraud, Unfair Settlement Practices, Penalty for Late Payment, and Altercation. 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

The Thin Line Between Horseplay and the Initial Physical Aggressor Defense
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A recent California case with a wild factual scenario provides guidance on the important factual distinctions between horseplay and the initial physical aggressor defense California Labor Code Section 3600 sets forth a number of conditions that must... Read More