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Missouri: Claimant’s Death Did Not Unravel Settlement Offer
Posted on 10 Nov 2012 by Martin Klug

The court of appeals found a ‘deal was a deal’ and the employer was stuck with its offer to settle a case for $181,434 representing future disability payments, even though claimant died the day the joint motion for commutation of a permanent... Read More

Must Love Dogs: DE Superior Court Rules Commutation Is Enforceable
Posted on 15 Apr 2014 by Cassandra Roberts

Today we have a guest blogger, Cheryl Ward of Franklin & Prokopic. I am especially grateful to have a guest for what will be for most a short work week. Pictured here is Cheryl’s dog Shamrock. And while we all know I am not a “dog person”... Read More

Delaware IAB Enforces MSA Commutation Where Surgery Is Proposed After the Fact...and a Cupcake
Posted on 16 Aug 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Today's post is a pretty dry discussion by Sassy Cassy standards. I stumbled across a recent Motion Day ruling that presents a potentially novel issue and has a little something to offer on the topic of enforceability of settlements. That and the... Read More

How Do I Love Thee? DE IAB Takes Jurisdiction Of Dispute Over Commutation (Duh!)
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by Cassandra Roberts

Chief Hearing Officer Chris Baum tells me that this release was timed to coincide with the case discussed in my last post, Jesus Silva-Garcia v. City Window Cleaning [see post of 12/1/10 titled "We got you covered..."] And today's decision... Read More

Missouri: Claimant’s Death Did Not Unravel Settlement Offer
Posted on 10 Nov 2012 by Martin Klug

The court of appeals found a ‘deal was a deal’ and the employer was stuck with its offer to settle a case for $181,434 representing future disability payments, even though claimant died the day the joint motion for commutation of a permanent... Read More

Delaware IAB Enforces MSA Commutation Where Surgery Is Proposed After the Fact...and a Cupcake
Posted on 16 Aug 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Today's post is a pretty dry discussion by Sassy Cassy standards. I stumbled across a recent Motion Day ruling that presents a potentially novel issue and has a little something to offer on the topic of enforceability of settlements. That and the... Read More