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Thomas A. Robinson
California: Seven-Year Delay in Filing Claim Excused Where Employer and Insurer Failed to Provide Injured Employee With Required Notices Regarding Rights to File

The Court of Appeal of California (2nd Appellate Dist.), affirming an order of the WCAB, held that affirmative defense of laches was not available to insurer in spite of the fact that the employer’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits...

Thomas A. Robinson
Alaska: Former Employer May Proceed Against Physician and Employer’s Attorney Involved in Attempt to Terminate Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Alaska held that where a plaintiff (a former employee) and his spouse sued the former employer, its workers’ compensation insurer, a private investigator, the employer’s attorney, and a doctor who...

Thomas A. Robinson
Pennsylvania: Firefighter Must Show His or Her Type of Cancer is Caused by Exposure to “Group 1” Carcinogen

In order to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s firefighter’s presumption found in § 301(e) and (f) of the Workers’ Compensation Act, the firefighter must show that he has been diagnosed with a type of cancer “ caused by exposure...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Video: Crossing the Line - A Marriage Across Borders

Linda Valdez, Aug. 14, 2016 - "I’m coming up on the 28th anniversary of my marriage to Sixto, who came across the border illegally. We were married two weeks later. Our love story is the antidote to the ugly rhetoric about Mexico and Mexican...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Expert: Trump's 'Extreme Vetting' Impossible to Implement

The Guardian, Aug. 17, 2016 - " Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration law professor at Cornell University , is skeptical of Trump’s promise to enhance a process that is already extensive and lengthy. Immigrants applying to come to the US are already...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Posner Dissents in CA7 Jamaican CAT Case: Fuller v. Lynch

"The majority opinion upholds the denial of relief to Ray Fuller, a Jamaican citizen who seeks relief against removal to Jamaica. His ground for relief is that in Jamaica he would face a likelihood of persecution and torture because he is bisexual...