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Maine: Res Judicata Prevents Employer from Challenging Continued Existence of Disability
Posted on 28 Jul 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine held that a 2007 determination that an injured worker had reached MMI and had sustained an injury that resulted in a permanent impairment level of 32 percent could not be subsequently challenged by the employer on the... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (6/7/2013)
Posted on 8 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 5 May 2013 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE... Read More

Co-employee Immunity Case With a No Liability Settlement Twist: Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

An employee files an injury claim against the employer and receives a $6,000 lump sum payment in exchange for a "no liability" settlement with the employer. The settlement is subsequently approved by the Industrial Commission. May the employee... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker May Not Pursue Double Recovery Against Uninsured Employer
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Election of Remedy, Exclusive Remedy, Withdrawal From Workforce, and Deviation From Employment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Res Judicata Barred Petition to Reopen for New and Further Psychiatric Disability: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/7/12)
Posted on 7 Jun 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the June 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Laura... Read More

Co-employee Immunity Case With a No Liability Settlement Twist: Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

An employee files an injury claim against the employer and receives a $6,000 lump sum payment in exchange for a "no liability" settlement with the employer. The settlement is subsequently approved by the Industrial Commission. May the employee... Read More

The Song of Solomon Post....and Another Two of Your Delaware "Motion Day" Questions Answered!
Posted on 13 Sep 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

First, a shout out to my dear husband Tom. Today is our eighth wedding anniversary. And yes, you could say it is indeed better "the second time around." To borrow from my wedding invitation: "Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot... Read More

Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/9/2010)
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here's the second batch of advanced postings for the September 2010 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases below to read the complete headnotes. Kent Anderson v. W.C.A.B., Smart & Final, PSI, Sedgwick CMS... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Injured Worker May Not Pursue Double Recovery Against Uninsured Employer
Posted on 19 Jan 2012 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Election of Remedy, Exclusive Remedy, Withdrawal From Workforce, and Deviation From Employment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Res Judicata Barred Petition to Reopen for New and Further Psychiatric Disability: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/7/12)
Posted on 7 Jun 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the June 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Laura... Read More

MO: Court Lowers Burden For Lawsuit Against Negligent Co-Workers
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by Martin Klug

An employee injured on the job can file a negligence lawsuit against a co-employee after settling a Missouri worker’s compensation case, according to a new case from the western district. Robinson v Hooker , WD 71207 (Mo. App. 8-3-10), reversed... Read More