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United States: Shareholder/Owner of Equipment May Be Liable in Tort to Injured Employee
Posted on 21 Jun 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Construing Oklahoma law, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal district court’s dismissal of a negligence action filed against the sole stockholder of a worker’s employer, finding the district court failed to consider the stockholder's... Read More

United States: Companies Found to be Related, But Not Necessarily Alter Egos
Posted on 6 Jul 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Construing New Hampshire law, a federal district court refused to grant summary judgment to a trucking company and one of its drivers in a wrongful death action filed against them by the estate of a logging worker who was killed while helping the driver... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Mental Injury Claim for Witnessing Suicide
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Injury, Odd-Lot Theory, Unwitnessed Death, and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Guilty Plea Sentence Affirmed for Workers’ Comp Fraud
Posted on 10 Jan 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Fraud, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Employer Status for Religious Colony, and Negligent Provision of Firearm. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Presumption of Compensability for Court Reporter’s On-the-Job Aneurysm
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Presumption of Compensability, Social Security Offset, Exclusive Remedy and Co-Employee Immunity, and Retaliatory Discharge. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Unexplained Death Presumption Relates to Precipitating Cause of Death
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Unexplained Death, Borrowed Employee, Personal Mission, and Unscheduled Benefits. 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: Court Questions Sufficient Nexus Where Injured Worker Hit by Car Returning From Physical Therapy Appointment
Posted on 4 May 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Intervening Cause, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Exclusive Remedy, and Offset. 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: Mother of Injured Worker Dies From Stress Related to Comp Claim
Posted on 19 Nov 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Exclusive Remedy, Fraud, Forfeiture of Future Disability Rights, and Extraordinary and Unusual. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injury From Riding Escalator Rail
Posted on 4 Jan 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Traveling Employee, Special Employer, Intentional Tort, and Retaliatory Discharge. 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: Slip and Fall During Unpaid Lunch Break
Posted on 6 Dec 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Unpaid Lunch Break, Exclusive Remedy, Cancer Presumption, and Advance Payment. 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 on the Farm Labor Exemption in Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sixteen states generally exclude farm or agricultural labor.[fn1] The particular conditions limiting agricultural coverage vary widely, sometimes excluding employees with less than a certain amount of earnings, sometimes exempting casual or seasonal labor... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Claimant With Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Found Totally and Permanently Disabled Under Odd-Lot Doctrine
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Odd-Lot Doctrine, Exclusive Remedy, Retaliatory Discharge, and Disfigurement Award. 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