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BIA on CIMT, Solicitation - Matter of Gonzalez Romo, 26 I&N Dec. 743 (BIA 2016)

Matter of Gonzalez Romo, 26 I&N Dec. 743 (BIA 2016) - Within the jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a returning lawful permanent resident who has a felony conviction for solicitation to possess marijuana for...

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EARNHARDT: It’s All in a Name

Famous NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt died in 2001, but litigation relating to his death continues to this day. In a case before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (Board), the former racing super star’s...

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Massachusetts: Judge Has Broad Discretion in Weighing Causation Evidence

The Massachusetts Industrial Accident Reviewing Board erred when it reversed an administrative judge’s decision that awarded benefits for a claimant’s left shoulder injury. The Board found that the judge had mischaracterized the findings of...

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New York: Employee Need Not Give Separate Notice for Additional Injuries Related to Original Accident

For purposes of N.Y. Work. Comp. Law § 18, “accident” is not synonymous with the term injury. Accordingly, where a medical surgical technician slipped on a wet floor while performing her duties and reported an injury to her left knee...

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Wisconsin: Injuries Sustained in Car Crash After Drinking Spree Were Within Scope of Employment

Injuries sustained by a sales manager for a beverage distributor in an auto accident as he and a co-employee returned home at 1:00 a.m., after delivering beer more than six hours earlier to one of their employer’s restaurant customers, and also...

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Ohio: Court Strikes Down Provision Requiring Schedule Benefits to Be Paid Weekly, Instead of Lump Sum

Under the one-subject rule, set forth in the Ohio Constitution [art. II, § 15(D)], no bill may contain more than one “subject” and that subject must be clearly expressed in the bill’s title. An Ohio appellate court held that the...