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Ohio: Violation of Attendance Rule Amounts to Abandonment of Employment; No TTD Benefits
Posted on 10 Oct 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Ohio, affirming a decision of a lower appellate court, held that a claimant’s termination from employment for violating the written attendance policy in her union contract was evidence of voluntary abandonment of her employment... Read More

District of Columbia: Court Construes Burden Shifting Framework Required to Pass on Employer’s Termination of Benefits Request
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

Where an employer has accepted a claim and paid workers’ compensation benefits, but later moves to terminate or modify those benefits, the employer has the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that conditions have changed such that... Read More

Minnesota: TTD Benefits May Be Terminated Only Where Offer of Employment is Consistent with Rehabilitation Plan
Posted on 5 May 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

In Minnesota, once a rehabilitation plan is approved, TTD benefits generally may be terminated when a job offer is refused. Where an employee tendered to her employer a notice of resignation that was to become effective at the end of a three-month period... Read More

Florida: “Angry Thoughts” About Co-Worker Do Not Constitute Employee Misconduct
Posted on 2 Jun 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Statements made by a workers’ compensation claimant to her attorney that she felt like “punching the lights” out of a co-worker, whom the claimant felt had intentionally caused the claimant injury at work, were not the sort of acts that... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (10/7/2011) – Workers Comp Denied Where Claimant Was Chased At High Speed and Shot By Co-worker's Friend
Posted on 8 Oct 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Unilateral Termination of Benefits, Going and Coming Rule, Pre-Authorization of Medical Care, Settlement Proceeds Not Subject to Lien, Date of Development of Injury. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you... Read More

Barely Employable? A Tepid FCE Carries the Day in Delaware Termination Case
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

This week I heard from Ray Radulski, counsel for Liberty Mutual. He was proud of himself, and rightfully so. I give you Dean Baslenkoff-Elder v. EZ Loan, Inc. , IAB# 1375757 (5/9/12). Here is what Ray had to say: "I know that this decision is... Read More

Change Is Constant....Well, Not So Much in this Delaware Termination Case
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Lately, I have been happy to hear from several of you, making my job easy highlighting cases right and left and providing me with insightful commentary. The latest in this stream of personal good fortune is Clayton Bunting....one of my dear ones from... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (10/29/2010)
Posted on 28 Oct 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Post-Termination Claim, Labor Market, Marijuana, Credibility, 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' Compensation... Read More

More about That "Hoey Displaced Worker" in Delaware: IAB Comments on What It Is and What It's Not
Posted on 25 May 2011 by Cassandra Roberts

This should be titled the "quick post". Minimal frills, minimal banter, no photos...... Today Jodi Cianci of the defense firm Chrissinger & Baumberger sent me the attached case. Termination of total disability granted in favor of the employer... Read More

Change Is Constant....Well, Not So Much in this Delaware Termination Case
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Lately, I have been happy to hear from several of you, making my job easy highlighting cases right and left and providing me with insightful commentary. The latest in this stream of personal good fortune is Clayton Bunting....one of my dear ones from... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (10/7/2011) – Workers Comp Denied Where Claimant Was Chased At High Speed and Shot By Co-worker's Friend
Posted on 8 Oct 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Unilateral Termination of Benefits, Going and Coming Rule, Pre-Authorization of Medical Care, Settlement Proceeds Not Subject to Lien, Date of Development of Injury. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (4/15/2011)
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Termination of Benefits, Employee Status, Penalty for Unreasonable Defense of Claim, Wrongful Death, and Loss of Sight. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff... Read More

Barely Employable? A Tepid FCE Carries the Day in Delaware Termination Case
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

This week I heard from Ray Radulski, counsel for Liberty Mutual. He was proud of himself, and rightfully so. I give you Dean Baslenkoff-Elder v. EZ Loan, Inc. , IAB# 1375757 (5/9/12). Here is what Ray had to say: "I know that this decision... Read More