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South Carolina: Workers’ Comp Commissioner Should Have Recused Herself
Posted on 19 Oct 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Indicating it was “deeply concerned” with a state Commissioner’s conduct in a case, the Supreme Court of South Carolina, reversing a decision by the state’s Court of Appeals, said the Commissioner should have recused herself in... Read More

California: The Use of a Special Master in Complex Discovery Disputes
Posted on 4 Oct 2016 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

In Von Ritzhoff v. Ogden Entertainment Food Services , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB rescinded the WCJ’s order appointing the applicant’s attorney as the special master assigned to monitor the depositions in the applicant’s... Read More

Pride And Prejudice? Delaware Supreme Court Rules That Hearing Officer Recusal Necessary Where Hearing Officer Has An Interview Pending With Defense Law Firm
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Facts are this: Claimant’s DCD Petition for occupational disease is brought to Hearing. The Hearing Officer sitting with the Board has an interview pending with the defense law firm. Between the time of the Hearing and the issuance of the decision... Read More