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Thomas A. Robinson
Oregon: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Unit is not a “Prosthetic Device”

In a divided decision, the Court of Appeals of Oregon held that a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit was not a “prosthetic device” under ORS 656.245(1)(c)(D). The majority added that the attending physician’s treatment...

Thomas A. Robinson
Oregon: Court Clarifies Standards in Idiopathic Fall Cases

While a claimant certainly has the burden of proving compensability by a preponderance of the evidence, an injury that is unexplained and occurs in the course of employment is presumed, as a matter of law, to arise out of the employment. Accordingly,...

Thomas A. Robinson
Pennsylvania: Firefighter’s Cancer Claim Found to be Time-Barred

A Pennsylvania appellate court affirmed the denial of workers’ compensation benefits relating to the occupational disease of cancer suffered by a firefighter because the claim was not brought within 600 weeks of the firefighter’s last exposure...

Thomas A. Robinson
Virginia: Police Body Camera Dooms Officer’s Slip and Fall Claim

A Virginia police officer was appropriately denied workers’ compensation benefits for an injury he sustained when he slipped on a stairway while investigating a potential burglary at a private residence. The appeals court, following Virginia’s...

Neil Aragones
New Regs on Earnings Strippings Transactions

On October 13, 2016, the Treasury and IRS issued regulations [T.D. 9790 (Oct. 13, 2016)] finalizing and revising proposed regulations issued earlier in the year that targeted post-inversion earnings strippings transactions, which are certain related-party...

Daniel M. Kowalski
EVUS Final Rules, Notice

DHS Final Rule, Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2016 - "This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security’s regulations to establish the Electronic Visa Update System (‘‘EVUS’’). This system...

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