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The Thin Line Between Horseplay and the Initial Physical Aggressor Defense
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A recent California case with a wild factual scenario provides guidance on the important factual distinctions between horseplay and the initial physical aggressor defense California Labor Code Section 3600 sets forth a number of conditions that must... 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

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (1/21/2011)
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Claimant Status, Horseplay, Average Weekly Wage, Medical Evidence, and Notice of Injury. 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

The Thin Line Between Horseplay and the Initial Physical Aggressor Defense
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

A recent California case with a wild factual scenario provides guidance on the important factual distinctions between horseplay and the initial physical aggressor defense California Labor Code Section 3600 sets forth a number of conditions that must... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/16/2011)
Posted on 18 Feb 2011 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the February 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can access the complete headnotes and summaries. Larry Hamilton, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Toyota... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (3/4/2011)
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Employee Status, Street Risk Doctrine, Course and Scope of Employment, Recklessness by Employee, and Tort Action. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More

A Roll In the Hay: Delaware’s Horseplay Defense and Australia’s Sex Romp Case Revisited
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

My post of 4/23/12, "Kangaroo Court: How Would Delaware Handle the Australian Hotel Sex Romp Case?" prompted a rare follow-up comment from Chief Hearing Officer Chris Baum that I cannot get out of my head. Thus, I am back again with the case... Read More

Iowa Supreme Court Rules Injured Worker Has Burden of Proof That “Wiggling His Butt” Was Not Disqualifying Horseplay
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by Thomas A. Robinson

Vegors worked as a machine inspector for the water district, a company that installed rural water lines. He was injured at work when a pickup truck being driven by Byrd, a co-employee, struck him. The evidence indicated that at the time of injury Vegors... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (12/31/2010)
Posted on 28 Dec 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Horseplay, Illegal Alien, Sexual Assault, Independent Contractor, Chronic Pain and Depression. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Halloween and the Workplace: 'Things That Go Bump in the Night'
Posted on 27 Oct 2010 by Thomas A. Robinson

From goulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night Good Lord, deliver us! From the Cornish or West Country Litany, 1926 Throughout the calendar year, employees within the workplace must attend to their... Read More

Paintballing, Wrestling and a Head-Banging Good Time: Another Commentary on Horseplay in Delaware
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

We had so much fun talking about that Australian Hotel Sex Romp case and as such, this post will continue to let the good times roll. The happenings in Australia have been impactful on the local front as they have promoted discussion of our own laws on... Read More