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Daniel M. Kowalski
AAO on “Physician of National or International Renown" - Matter of T-O-S-U-, Adopted Decision 2017-01 (AAO Jan. 4, 2017)

USCIS, Jan. 4, 2017 - "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of T-O-S-U- as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy guidance that applies...

Daniel M. Kowalski
ACLU Practice Advisory: USCIS's Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP)

Katie Traverso and Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California - "This advisory discusses United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (“USCIS”) Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program, or “CARRP.”...

Thomas A. Robinson
Iowa: Employee May Collect Both PPD and PTD at Same Time For Successive Injuries

The Supreme Court of Iowa held that Iowa workers’ compensation law does not prohibit an employee from collecting both PPD benefits and PTD benefits at the same time where the employee suffers successive injuries at the same workplace. The court...

Thomas A. Robinson
Idaho: Negligent Employer is Not Entitled to Subrogation Rights Involving Employee’s Third-Party Tort Claim

Idaho’s 1987 adoption of comparative negligence [see Idaho Code § 6–801] and the abrogation of joint and several liability did not affect the rule established in Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Adams , 91 Idaho 151, 417 P.2d 417 ...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: Premises Owner/Employer Might Be Liable for Negligence in Parking Lot Injury

A New York employer, who, in her individual capacity, also owned the building where the employer and other tenants leased space, was not entitled to summary judgment on the employee’s negligence claim since questions of fact existed concerning whether...

Thomas A. Robinson
Ohio: Worker May Receive TTD Benefits In Spite of Positive Drug Test After Injury

The Supreme Court of Ohio, in a divided decision, held that a worker who tested positive for marijuana after seeking medical treatment for a work-related injury was nevertheless eligible for TTD benefits in spite of the fact that he had been fired after...