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Daniel M. Kowalski
Victory in Lawsuit: Spokane Police Will No Longer Unlawfully Detain Immigrants

ACLU, Jan. 10, 2018 - "On January 9, 2018, Gabriel Gomez and the City of Spokane reached a final settlement in a lawsuit Mr. Gomez filed last August over a police officer having unlawfully detained him after he was the victim of a car accident. Under...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Supreme Court Grants Cert. in 'Stop-Time' Rule Case: Pereira v. Sessions

On Jan. 12, 2018 the Supreme Court granted cert. in 17-459, Pereira v. Sessions . Here is a link to the briefs so far.

Thomas A. Robinson
Pennsylvania: Massage Therapy Expenses Covered by Comp Act

A Pennsylvania appellate court held it was error for the state’s Workers' Compensation Appeal Board to find that a claimant’s massage therapy expenses were not reimbursable where they were provided by a massage therapist under the supervision...

Thomas A. Robinson
United States: Injured Federal Worker’s Action under Tort Claims Act Barred by Exclusivity

A Department of Commerce employee, who sustained serious injuries when she was struck by a car as she crossed the street after picking up mail from another federal building, may not maintain a civil action for negligence against the federal government...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: Department Store Model is Employee of Skin Care Company

A "skin care specialist and spokesmodel,” who worked in a Bloomingdale's department store, was the employee of the skin care company whose products the model demonstrated, held a New York appellate court, affirming a decision of the state’s...

Thomas A. Robinson
United States: Texas Armored Car Employee’s Family May Not Recover Exemplary Damages for Death Occurring During Robbery

The family of a deceased employee of an armored car service may not maintain a wrongful death action for exemplary damages against the employer on the basis of allegations that it engaged in gross negligence resulting in the death of their family member...