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Thomas A. Robinson
Tennessee: Limitation on PPD Benefits for Undocumented Workers Found Unconstitutional

Where a Tennessee injured employee is unable to return to work because of his or her undocumented status, Tenn. Code Ann. § 50–6–241(e)(2) limits the employee’s PPD award to one and one-half times the medical impairment rating,...

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News Excerpts From the Dec. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

GAO Finds Wide Disparities in Asylum Grant Rates | On November 14, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report finding wide disparities in asylum grant rates at immigration courts throughout the country. The report analyzed...

Daniel M. Kowalski
CBP Opening 'Temporary' Immigration Jail in Donna, Texas

CBP, Nov. 30, 2016 - "U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is standing up a temporary holding facility adjacent to the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge in Donna, Texas to provide additional capacity for unaccompanied children and family...

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Copyright Challenge to “We Shall Overcome”

On November 21, 2016, Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling with respect to the protest song “We Shall Overcome.” The plaintiffs (the We Shall Overcome Foundation and Butler...

Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter
California: Communications With the AME or PQME

When do communications with the AME or PQME have to be cleared by the opposing side? In Lopez Castaneda v. Forever 21 , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, in a split panel opinion, affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the applicant was...

Daniel M. Kowalski
CA9 on Withholding, CAT, El Salvador: Reyes v. Lynch

Reyes v. Lynch, Nov. 30, 2016 - Court staff summary: "Granting in part and denying in part a petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision affirming the denial of withholding of removal and protection under the Convention...