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Thomas A. Robinson
Louisiana: Claimant Misrepresents Ability to Work and Forfeits Comp Benefits

A grant of summary judgment by the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation that order the forfeiture of a claimant’s right to workers' compensation benefits under La. Stat. Ann. 23:1208, based upon a finding that he made false statements...

Thomas A. Robinson
West Virginia: Claimant Must Be Reimbursed for Meal Associated with Required Out-of-Town Medical Exam

Where a West Virginia claimant was ordered by his claims administrator to attend a medical examination that was to take place some 100 miles from his home and the claimant spent six hours traveling to, attending, and returning from a medical examination...

Thomas A. Robinson
Vermont: “Value” Received by Student Teacher/Intern Constitutes “Wages” for Workers’ Comp Purposes

In a decision in which the plurality, the concurring, and the dissenting opinions all quoted Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , the Supreme Court of Vermont held that an individual who sustained injuries while student teaching received “wages”...

Thomas A. Robinson
North Carolina Court Approves Medical Claim for Non-FDA-Approved Compound Cream

A North Carolina appellate court recently held that non-FDA-approved drugs could not be categorically excluded from medical compensation under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The court noted that the text of the Workers' Compensation...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Judiciary Dems Blast Sessions for 'Systematically Deconstructing' Due Process for Immigrants

"We write to express our profound objection to actions taken by the Department of Justice to undermine central elements of due process and fairness in our immigration system. By imposing numeric quotas upon immigration judges and now attempting to...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Former BIA Members, Retired IJs and Immigration Law Profs Issue Statements on Immigration Court System (Apr. 18, 2018 Senate Hearing)

For the Senate hearing on Apr. 18, 2018: - Statement of Retired Immigration Judges and former members of the Board of Immigration Appeals - Statement for the Record from Immigration Law Professors