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The Game Is Afoot: Delaware IAB Has Its First Application of Watson
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

I have previously reported on the Delaware Supreme Court decision in Watson v. Wal-Mart (see Reversal of Fortune .....dated 10/25/11) and in subsequent posts, on the numerous IAB rulings which found that Watson did not apply ( see Elementary, My Dear... Read More

Elementary, My Dear Watson: First IAB Decisions to Rule on Application of DE Supreme Court’s Watson v. Wal-Mart
Posted on 13 Dec 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

In my post of 10/25/11, titled "Reversal of Fortune" , I announced the Delaware Supreme Court decision in Watson v. Wal-Mart , and expressed a number of concerns, along with some commentary from fellow members of the work comp bar, as to whether... Read More

Reversal of Fortune: Delaware Supreme Court Delivers Blow to the Use of Labor Market Surveys
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

At the risk of being accused of overstating the situation, all I can say is it's the end of an era. I am reminded of Second Corinthians 5:17: "The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." I think this is a Second Corinthians moment... Read More

Let Me Count the Ways…..That Delaware’s Watson Case Doesn’t Apply
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

I am back in the saddle after a holiday break followed by a tad of illness. And as the cases fly out of the IAB at a fast and furious pace, I have been blessed to hear from Henry Davis, Walt Schmittinger, and John Gilbert regarding more Watson cases,... Read More

Curtain Call on Illegals in Delaware: The Superior Court Affirms a New Class of Displaced Worker
Posted on 27 Jan 2016 by Cassandra Roberts

Today I bring you what Walt Schmittinger affectionately calls “Act 2 of what I presume will be a 3 Act play.” It is the appeal decision in the Guardado case that we have all been waiting for. For the back story, check my blog entry of 4/10... Read More

Parks and Recreation: Delaware’s Watson Standard Is No Slam-Dunk!
Posted on 21 Dec 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Okay, so first I am going back on my promise that Monday's post was the last one of 2011. I have to comment one more time before Baby New year shows his face. For some background on today's topic, check out my posts of 10/25/11 [ "Reversal... Read More

The Game Is Afoot: Delaware IAB Has Its First Application of Watson
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

I have previously reported on the Delaware Supreme Court decision in Watson v. Wal-Mart (see Reversal of Fortune .....dated 10/25/11) and in subsequent posts, on the numerous IAB rulings which found that Watson did not apply ( see Elementary, My Dear... Read More

Elementary, My Dear Watson: First IAB Decisions to Rule on Application of DE Supreme Court’s Watson v. Wal-Mart
Posted on 13 Dec 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

In my post of 10/25/11, titled "Reversal of Fortune" , I announced the Delaware Supreme Court decision in Watson v. Wal-Mart , and expressed a number of concerns, along with some commentary from fellow members of the work comp bar, as to whether... Read More

Let Me Count the Ways…..That Delaware’s Watson Case Doesn’t Apply
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

I am back in the saddle after a holiday break followed by a tad of illness. And as the cases fly out of the IAB at a fast and furious pace, I have been blessed to hear from Henry Davis, Walt Schmittinger, and John Gilbert regarding more Watson cases,... Read More

Parks and Recreation: Delaware’s Watson Standard Is No Slam-Dunk!
Posted on 21 Dec 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

Okay, so first I am going back on my promise that Monday's post was the last one of 2011. I have to comment one more time before Baby New year shows his face. For some background on today's topic, check out my posts of 10/25/11 [ "Reversal... Read More

Reversal of Fortune: Delaware Supreme Court Delivers Blow to the Use of Labor Market Surveys
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

At the risk of being accused of overstating the situation, all I can say is it's the end of an era. I am reminded of Second Corinthians 5:17: "The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." I think this is a Second Corinthians moment... Read More