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Thomas A. Robinson
Alabama: Former Employee’s Civil Action Alleging Assault and Battery Barred by Exclusivity

A trial court should have dismissed a former employee’s assault and battery and tort-of-outrage claims against the former employer because they were barred by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act, held the...

Thomas A. Robinson
New Jersey: Court Strikes Down Employment Contract Provision Limiting Employee’s Right to Sue Third Party

A provision in an employment contract that limited an employee’s right to sue a third party for negligence and instead required the injured employee to accept only the benefits that he could recover under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Judge Posner on Social Group, Immutability: Salgado Gutierrez v. Lynch (Concurring)

Salgado Gutierrez v. Lynch, Aug. 24, 2016 - "I write separately only to address a proposition in the immigration court’s opinion (and echoed I regret to say in opinions of this court) that seems to me palpably false, though not determinative...

Daniel M. Kowalski
New York 'Dreamer' Challenges Texas Judge's Nationwide Immigration Injunction - Batalla Vidal v. Baran

NILC, Aug. 25, 2016 - "A first-of-its-kind lawsuit today opened up a new front in the defense of the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration relief initiatives, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents...

California Workers' Compensation Institute
CWCI Scorecard Quantifies Workers’ Comp Claim & Payment Differences in L.A. County

Oakland -- The California Workers’ Compensation Institute has debuted a new series of research publications, “California Workers’ Compensation Regional Score Cards,” which use subsets of data from CWCI’s Industry Research...

Daniel M. Kowalski
CA7 on CIMT, False Use of SSN: Arias v. Lynch

Arias v. Lynch, Aug. 24, 2016 - "We grant the petition and remand the case to the Board for further proceedings. Arias was convicted under a statute making it a federal crime to misrepresent a social security number to be one’s own “for...