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Georgia: Positive Drug Test Negated Because of Evidence Chain Issues in Drawing Injured Worker’s Urine
Posted on 8 Jun 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Acknowledging that under Ga. Code Ann. § 34-9-17(b)(2), there is a rebuttable presumption that marijuana use caused a work injury if any amount of marijuana is in the employee's blood within eight hours of the time of the alleged accident, a... Read More

Texas: Truck Driver’s Estate Fails to Rebut Marijuana Intoxication Presumption
Posted on 24 Jul 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A Texas appellate court affirmed a trial court’s decision that a truck driver’s death in a vehicular accident did not arise out of and in the course of the employment where an autopsy report revealed the presence of THC, the active ingredient... Read More

Texas: Deceased Worker’s Family Successfully Rebuts Marijuana Intoxication Presumption
Posted on 4 Aug 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where lay witnesses testified that the decedent had the “normal” use of his mental and physical facilities on the day of an employee’s fatal accident, a jury could reasonably find that the deceased employee’s beneficiary had sufficiently... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker Rebuts Intoxication Presumption
Posted on 29 Oct 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Intoxication Presumption, Heart Attack, Arising Out of Employment, and Death 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: Restaurant Waiter’s Choking on Quesadilla Was Not Actual Risk of Employment
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Risk of Employment, PTSD claim, Intoxication Presumption and Marijuana, and Tort Action Against Employer. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Restaurant Waiter’s Choking on Quesadilla Was Not Actual Risk of Employment
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Risk of Employment, PTSD claim, Intoxication Presumption and Marijuana, and Tort Action Against Employer. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker Rebuts Intoxication Presumption
Posted on 29 Oct 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Intoxication Presumption, Heart Attack, Arising Out of Employment, and Death 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