Workers' Compensation

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The Top 10 Bizarre Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2015
Posted on 3 Jan 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

Last November, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas. My session was a spin-off of what has become one of my most popular annual blog offerings—a presentation... Read More

Ohio: Employee Injured When Struck by Co-Employee’s Driverless Vehicle May Not Recover in Tort
Posted on 6 May 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

An Ohio court affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment in favor of a defendant who had been sued by a co-employee who sustained injuries in a bizarre accident that occurred in the employer’s parking lot. The two employees had completed their... Read More

Mona Lisa Smile…….Not In This Delaware Dental Case!!
Posted on 8 Dec 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Holiday greetings to one and all. And a shout out to my new urban legend, that rascal Gary Baker. Do y'all remember my post of 7/22/09? Titled "Gone to the Dogs...." , it was a little ditty about course and scope and the idiopathic fall... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: No Benefits for Salmonella Poisoning From Catered Lunch
Posted on 8 Feb 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Course and Scope, Exclusive Remedy, and Causal Connection. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has... Read More

A Little Béarnaise, a Proud Mama……and a Delaware Decision on Course & Scope
Posted on 10 Aug 2015 by Cassandra Roberts

For those who don’t know it, Sweet Caroline is now working in litigation support for a few of my friends at Doroshow Pasquale, including Tara Bustard. No shrinking violet herself, Caroline couldn’t have a better role model for the proposition... Read More

Tragedy in Paris Reminds Us that Workplace Violence Is a Serious Risk
Posted on 17 Nov 2015 by Jennifer Jordan

As the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference concluded in Las Vegas last week, there were workers in restaurants and the concert venue in Paris experiencing real time workplace violence scenarios just like those discussed... Read More

Texas Workers’ Compensation Update: 2015 and the Year Ahead
Posted on 6 Jan 2016 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., and Albert Betts, Jr., Esq., Co-Authors, Texas Workers’ Compensation Law This year marks an anniversary that will not be celebrated with a parade or even a mention on the local news. But it is significant to those... Read More

Catherine the Great on The Porcelain Throne…… and The Personal Comfort Doctrine in Delaware
Posted on 29 Jul 2015 by Cassandra Roberts

Not since my post on Defecation Syncope (7/27/10) have I had this much fun. One of my personal faves as to claimant’s counsel, Cynthia Pruitt --protecting the rights of workers everywhere to empty their bladders on the job…… and then... Read More

Wawa and the Warehouse: Mixed Bag Results on Course & Scope in Delaware
Posted on 4 Oct 2013 by Cassandra Roberts

Today is all about me……. (Just kidding.... well, kinda, sorta)….. I offer you two very recent rulings on course and scope, both of which are mine. In the interest of parity, and lest you think I only profile my wins, we have one which... Read More

"Blunder Down Under" – An Interview With Cassandra Roberts On the Australian Rough Sex In A Hotel Workers’ Compensation Claim
Posted on 26 Jun 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Cassandra Roberts of Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor LLP discusses an Australian workers' comp case involving injury to a government worker attending a conference (referred to the Australian rough sex case), the view of course and scope in Australia... Read More

The Company Outing: Course of Employment Issues
Posted on 18 May 2012 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes annual company picnics, baseball games, parties and the like. These types of events raise a host of workers’ comp issues for employers. For example, last week my manager took our entire team... Read More

Do That To Me One More Time……..Australian Sex Case Reversed As To Course and Scope
Posted on 31 Oct 2013 by Cassandra Roberts

You just have to love that rare and special intersection where our law practice comes smack up against a little afternoon delight. My posts of 4/23/12 (Kangaroo Court) , 4/25/12 (A Roll in the Hay) , and 4/27/12 (A Head-Banging Good Time) heralded the... Read More

The Savvy Sleuth Returns....And Course & Scope Victory Is Once Again His In This Delaware Remand
Posted on 8 Oct 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Today's post is the part two of my 9/8/10 post titled " The Case of the Savvy Sleuth "...... It was one of defense attorney Gary Baker's (Elzufon, Austin, Tarlov & Mondell) finest hours as he defeated the claim of a double amputee... Read More

The PRO Sports Hall of Fame: A Couple of Golden Oldies on Athletic Events in DE
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

A special thank you to PRO Physical Therapy for their hospitality last week at Citizens Bank Park..... Aspiring athletes Ben & Allison Lengkeek enjoy a night at Citizens Bank Park, compliments of PRO Physical Therapy. Their Dad is my partner... Read More

In Search of a Dirt Devil: Delaware IAB Rejects Course & Scope Defenses
Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by Cassandra Roberts

Today's post is a salute to my lack of ego. Yep, I am going to break my own rule and post about one of my cases....and take it a step further and tell y'all about a case I recently lost to Matt Bartkowski of Kimmel, Carter, Roman & Peltz.... Read More