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Applicant Asserts Marital Privilege to Bar Testimony on Drug Use: Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/24/2012)
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the February 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. ... Read More

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (8/4/2016)
Posted on 4 Aug 2016 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 7 July 2016 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

Virginia: Injured Worker With Amnesia May Not Utilize Unexplained Accident Presumption
Posted on 3 Apr 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

The presumption of compensability found in Va. Code Ann. § 65.2–105 applies only when an injured worker is physically or mentally unable to testify; it does not apply, held a Virginia court, when the claimant cannot recall the circumstances... Read More

The Battle Over Reliable Expert Testimony: Florida Courts May Stop Using Daubert, But Not in Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 2 Feb 2016 by Jennifer Jordan

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVALL, LLC On December 4, 2015, the Florida Bar Board of Governors approved 33-9 the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee’s (CREC) recommendation to use the Frye standard for evaluating expert testimony... Read More

California: WCAB Allows I-Phone Testimony for Deported Injured Worker
Posted on 17 Aug 2017 by Robin E. Kobayashi

By LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Staff The Vargas v. Darrell Becker, 2017 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 276 panel decision is remarkable for a number of reasons. Many will argue that it is significant because a Workers’ Compensation Administrative... Read More

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder In This Delaware Utilization Review Appeal
Posted on 20 Apr 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

So here is the sub-title: IAB Denies Employer's UR Appeal Despite Lack of Testimony from Claimant's Treating Doctor. Pretty catchy, huh? Props this week to claimant attorney Michael Galbraith who flagged for my interest the case du jour. Before... Read More

Applicant Asserts Marital Privilege to Bar Testimony on Drug Use: Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/24/2012)
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the February 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.... Read More

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder In This Delaware Utilization Review Appeal
Posted on 20 Apr 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

So here is the sub-title: IAB Denies Employer's UR Appeal Despite Lack of Testimony from Claimant's Treating Doctor. Pretty catchy, huh? Props this week to claimant attorney Michael Galbraith who flagged for my interest the case du jour. Before... Read More