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California WCAB Jurisdiction: Oral Contract Was Made in California When Professional Athlete Resided in California
Posted on 15 Sep 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

Professional athlete’s contract of hire deemed made in California, this despite actual contract signed out-of-state and out-of-state contingencies performed In Royster v. NFL Europe , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS – (Appeals Board noteworthy... Read More

California: Keys to Obtaining Jurisdiction
Posted on 7 Mar 2018 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Any information or opinions contained in this commentary are not necessarily endorsed by LexisNexis® or its affiliates. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) jurisdiction is one of the most important threshold issues that an injured... Read More

Florida: Professional Football Player Injured During Tryouts Was Not Employee of League
Posted on 8 Jun 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Florida claimant, who was injured during tryouts for a professional football team, was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from the Arena Football League when the League had not signed the standard player contract. While a claimant... Read More

New York: Eucharistic Volunteer Trips at Altar and in Court—Tort Suit is Barred by Exclusive Remedy Rule
Posted on 15 Jun 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

A volunteer at a Roman Catholic church, who on occasion helped distribute the Eucharistic elements, may not sue the church in tort for injuries that she sustained when she tripped and fell over an exposed power cord near the church altar; her negligence... Read More

WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction for Football Player’s Claimed Out of State Injuries: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/5/2012)
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the November 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Michael... Read More

WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction for Football Player’s Claimed Out of State Injuries: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/5/2012)
Posted on 6 Nov 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the November 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. ... Read More

MO: Jurisdiction Denied Based on State of Hire
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by Martin Klug

Claimant cannot recover comp benefits flowing from a March 2009 accident based on a jurisdiction defense of 287.110 when his accident was not in Missouri, his employment was not principally localized in Missouri and claimant was not hired in Missouri... Read More

MO: Commission Rejects "Illegal Alien" Defense
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by Martin Klug

The employer argued that the claimant was not entitled to any benefits because she was an illegal alien. The claimant, 42, admits she was trying to "work out" her immigration status. She admitted crossing the Mexican border illegally 19 years... Read More