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Sweet Caroline’s Excellent Adventure…..and a Lack of Due Diligence in Delaware as It Relates to Section 2311 Liability
Posted on 12 Jun 2013 by Cassandra Roberts

I heard from Fred Freibott last evening with a recent case involving Section 2311 contractor liability. Since friends don't let friends remain ignorant of the law as to Section 2311, I thought I owed y'all a post. The case is Gregory Otter v.... Read More

A Different Kind of Miracle on 34th Street -- and the DE IAB Makes Postage Law in a Coverage Case
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

"Miracles are a retelling in small letters the very same story which is written across the world in letters too large for some of us to see." C.S. Lewis Okay, so the title of this post has a lot to do with the U.S. Post Office....which played... Read More

The Thanksgiving Post: Better Late Than Never Does Not Apply To Delaware “Payment Without Prejudice”
Posted on 16 Nov 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

I offer a big holiday shout out to Jeffrey Friedman of Silverman, McDonald and Friedman. While I have always considered Jeff's biggest accomplishment to be snagging Tiffany Quell for his bride, followed by snagging Mike Silverman for his partner,... Read More

A Cat in a Pinafore…….and a Little Bit About the Delaware Farm Exclusion
Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

I was going to title this one "The Thanksgiving Post".....but it just doesn't fit with my photos of Nutella Grace in her new Christmas dress. However, it is Thanksgiving season and as my heart turns to all things turkey, pumpkin, and cranberry... 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

Chicken Impossible: Second Time’s a Charm for Avian Flu Case in Delaware
Posted on 1 Mar 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

While it is not yet Easter, tis the season where my thoughts turn to the Easter Basket-and ever since I was a toddler, my favorite has always been the marshmallow peeps. I love peeps and could easily eat a box of 12 in one sitting. The Queen Mother's... Read More

A Cat in a Pinafore…….and a Little Bit About the Delaware Farm Exclusion
Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

I was going to title this one "The Thanksgiving Post".....but it just doesn't fit with my photos of Nutella Grace in her new Christmas dress. However, it is Thanksgiving season and as my heart turns to all things turkey, pumpkin, and cranberry... Read More

A Different Kind of Miracle on 34th Street -- and the DE IAB Makes Postage Law in a Coverage Case
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

"Miracles are a retelling in small letters the very same story which is written across the world in letters too large for some of us to see." C.S. Lewis Okay, so the title of this post has a lot to do with the U.S. Post Office....which... 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

Chicken Impossible: Second Time’s a Charm for Avian Flu Case in Delaware
Posted on 1 Mar 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

While it is not yet Easter, tis the season where my thoughts turn to the Easter Basket-and ever since I was a toddler, my favorite has always been the marshmallow peeps. I love peeps and could easily eat a box of 12 in one sitting. The Queen Mother's... Read More

The Thanksgiving Post: Better Late Than Never Does Not Apply To Delaware “Payment Without Prejudice”
Posted on 16 Nov 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

I offer a big holiday shout out to Jeffrey Friedman of Silverman, McDonald and Friedman. While I have always considered Jeff's biggest accomplishment to be snagging Tiffany Quell for his bride, followed by snagging Mike Silverman for his partner,... Read More

Score One for Our Team: DSBA 2011 Annual Work Comp Seminar Is a Winner
Posted on 5 May 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Props to (my hero) Gary Baker, Jessica Welch and Nancy Cobb who (with some modest assistance from yours truly) put together a heck of a seminar. I thought it would be appropriate to offer some brief snippets of wisdom from the event for those of you who... Read More

Head Case: Superior Court Upholds Delaware IAB Decision Denying Permanent Impairment In Head Trauma Case
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Cassandra Roberts

Cases involving head trauma are usually taken pretty seriously by the Delaware IAB. And the experienced practitioner knows that a variety of permanency can be fleshed out of a good old-fashioned knock on the noggin. As a chronic migraine sufferer (with... Read More

An Invitation: The Delaware "Funky Permanencies".....What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us (A Campaign)
Posted on 21 Mar 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

It occurred to me as I was mailing claimant attorney Henry Davis a copy of my super-duper laminated permanency chart that it really bugs me that I have no way of knowing if it is complete. Truly and boastfully complete....Not for sure. I had polled some... Read More

MO: Supervisor’s Step Off Sidewalk Did Not Step Her Outside Comp Statute
Posted on 23 Aug 2010 by Martin Klug

The State of Missouri refused to provide benefits to a supervisor of a state- run home for abused children, claiming her shoulder injury from a fall on an uneven surface was not a compensable accident when she was walking at work and she did not stay... Read More