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Thomas A. Robinson
Utah: Court Sets Aside 15 Percent Penalty for Alleged Safety Violation

It was proper for the Utah Labor Commission to determine that an employer had not willfully or deliberately bypassed a safety devise in violation of Utah Code Ann. § 34A-2-301(1)(d)(2015), where a manager credibly testified that he had not overridden...

Thomas A. Robinson
Texas: Status as Traveling Employee Works to Bar Wrongful Death Action

A Texas trial court appropriately found plaintiff’s wrongful death action barred by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act where the deceased employee suffered fatal injuries in a vehicle accident as he and...

Thomas A. Robinson
Virginia: Specialized “Running Blade” Prosthesis Found Not to be Medically Necessary

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission did not commit error when it determined that the running blade prosthetic device requested by claimant was not medically necessary under Va. Code Ann. § 65.2-603. Claimant had suffered a work-related...

Daniel M. Kowalski
USCIS Posts Rejected DACA Renewal FAQ

USCIS, Nov. 30, 2017 - "Frequently Asked Questions: Rejected DACA Requests Specific guidance will be provided soon about the steps that a DACA recipient must take to resubmit his or her renewal request to USCIS if the filing was rejected due...

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Daniel M. Kowalski
Kate Steinle trial: Garcia Zarate Acquitted in San Francisco Pier Killing

Vivian Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 30, 2017 - "A jury handed a stunning acquittal on murder and manslaughter charges to a homeless undocumented immigrant whose arrest in the killing of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco Bay pier intensified a...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: The Rules for Determining Permanent Disability Can Often Be Difficult to Predict

Labor Code Section 4660(d) provides that California’s Permanent Disability Rating Schedule (PDRS) shall promote consistency, uniformity and objectivity when it comes to determining an injured worker’s permanent disability. From reading this...