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Daniel M. Kowalski
DOS Cable Revises FAM re A-3, C-3, G-5, NATO-7 Visa Applicants

DOS, Jan. 12, 2018 - "The Visa Office has reorganized 9 FAM 402.3-9 to help guide consular officers through visa eligibility requirements for attendants, servants, and personal employees of foreign government officials and employees; officers and...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Unpub. BIA Equitable Tolling Victory: Matter of Lugo-Resendez (Dec. 27, 2017)

Jodi Goodwin writes: "Thought you all would be interested in the attached unpublished BIA decision in which the Board (Pauley) follows the Fifth's decision in Lugo-Resendez. [ Lugo-Resendez v. Lynch , 831 F.3d 337 (5th Cir. 2016)] As background...

Thomas A. Robinson
Pennsylvania: No Appeal of Utilization Review Determination Where Treating Provider Fails to Turn Over Records

A Pennsylvania appellate court held that where an employer files a request for utilization review of the medical treatment provided to claimant by a treating physician and that treating physician fails to provide the reviewing physician with the treating...

Thomas A. Robinson
Minnesota: Employee’s Retaliatory Discharge Action Re: Potential Future Injuries Cannot Proceed to Trial

A Minnesota trial court appropriately dismissed a civil action filed by a former employee against her former employer which alleged, inter alia , that it terminated her employment because it feared she might file a workers’ compensation claim for...

Thomas A. Robinson
Virginia: Firefighter Paramedic’s PTSD May Be Compensable Occupational Disease

A Virginia appellate court affirmed, in relevant part, a state Workers’ Compensation Commission’s finding that a firefighter paramedic’s work-related experiences over his 17-year career caused his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Unpub. BIA Guatemalan Asylum Victory (Dec. 27, 2017)

Camiel Becker writes: " I am writing to share a recent BIA win by Becker & Lee LLP attorney Melissa Phatharanavik . The case involves a Guatemalan man who was granted withholding of removal due to police corruption in Guatemala. An Immigration...