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South Carolina: Recreation Superintendent’s Accident Retrieving Keys Did Not Arise Out of and In the Course of Employment
Posted on 2 Jan 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A South Carolina appellate court affirmed a decision by the state’s Appellate Panel that a former Superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Spartanburg was not in the course and scope of his employment when he was killed... Read More

Mississippi: Driver’s Failure to Wear Seatbelt and to Turn on Headlights Did Not Equate to Willful Intent to Injure Himself
Posted on 10 Oct 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

In a split decision, a Mississippi appellate court has affirmed a finding by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission that an employee’s claim was not barred by the going and coming rule since the accident fell within the employer... Read More

California: Appeals Court Reverses W.C.A.B. Application of Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 7 Jan 2015 by Richard M. Jacobsmeyer

The 2nd District Court of Appeal has reversed a W.C.A.B. decision, which had in turn reversed a WCJ decision in a going and coming rule case. In Shultz v W.C.A.B. (Joint Test Tactics And Training (JT3)) , the court ultimately determined that the employee... Read More

California: Entire Air Force Base is Employer’s “Premises” for Purposes of Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 9 Jan 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A California appellate court held that in as much as a civilian employee worked at a U.S. Air Force base and often traveled to multiple locations throughout the base to perform his work for the employer, the entire base constituted the employer’s... Read More

Maryland: State Trooper’s Injuries in Personal Vehicle Not Barred by Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 9 Oct 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Applying Maryland’s “free transportation” exception to the normal going and coming rule, a state appellate court affirmed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to a state trooper who sustained injuries in a vehicular accident... Read More

Texas: Remote Worker’s Injury Traveling From Motel to Work Site Not Barred by Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 19 Jun 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Supreme Court of Texas affirmed a determination that an employee was acting in the course and scope of his employment when he died in an automobile accident while traveling to a job site located some 40 miles from a motel where he as staying... Read More