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Thomas A. Robinson
Hawaii: General Contractor May Not Recover Workers’ Compensation Outlay for Worker’s Injury from Negligent Subcontractor

Summary judgment in favor of the subcontractor was proper, because Haw. Rev. Stat. § 386-8 provided the exclusive remedy for an employer to recover workers' compensation benefits from a third-party tortfeasor, and the general contractor did not...

Thomas A. Robinson
United States: Shareholder/Owner of Equipment May Be Liable in Tort to Injured Employee

Construing Oklahoma law, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a federal district court’s dismissal of a negligence action filed against the sole stockholder of a worker’s employer, finding the district court failed to consider the stockholder's...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: No Combination of Awards for Nonschedule PPD and Schedule Loss of Use Allowed for Same Accident

An injured New York worker may not receive both a schedule loss of use award and a nonschedule permanent partial disability award for injuries arising out of the same work-related accident. Accordingly, where the state’s Workers’ Compensation...

Thomas A. Robinson
Kansas: No Claimant’s Attorney Fees Available for Appellate Work in Comp Case

The Court of Appeals of Kansas held that attorneys representing claimants at the appellate court level in the state fall between the cracks when it comes to awards of attorney’s fees, even when successfully representing their clients. Citing Rogers...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Expert: Trump Executive Order Narrower Than Anticipated

Tal Kopan, CNN, June 20, 2018 - "President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course after days of digging in on a policy that resulted in immigrant family separations at the border, signing an executive order that will keep far more families together...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Supreme Court on Stop-Time Rule: Pereira v. Sessions

Pereira v. Sessions - "If the Government serves a noncitizen with a document that is labeled “notice to appear,” but the document fails to specify either the time or place of the removal proceedings, does it trigger the stop-time rule...