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Daniel M. Kowalski
Former ICE Officials: Trump's Expanded Expedited Removal May Be Illegal

Alan Gomez, USA Today, Feb. 24, 2017 - "Former immigration enforcement chiefs are questioning the legality of President Trump's plan to ramp up a program that allows federal agents to quickly deport suspected undocumented immigrants without appearing...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Immigration Court Docket Backlogs, Now Years Out, Will Only Worsen Under Trump

Zoe Tillman, BuzzFeed News, Feb. 23, 2017 - "In a small, windowless courtroom on the second floor of an office building, Judge Rodger Harris heard a string of bond requests on Tuesday morning from immigrants held in jail as they faced deportation...

Thomas A. Robinson
New Mexico: Six-Year Delay by Uninsured Fund to Reinstate Reimbursement Petition Was Untimely

A New Mexico trial court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to reinstate a 2006 Petition filed by the Uninsured Employers’ Fund (“UEF”) against an employer where the UEF’s Petition was initially dismissed, without prejudice...

Thomas A. Robinson
Kentucky: Waitress was Variable Wage Employee in Spite of Unreported Income Issue

The Supreme Court of Kentucky held that while KRS 342.140(6) excludes unreported income from a workers’ average weekly wage calculation, it does not change the nature of the worker’s pay or the method to be used for calculating the AWW based...

Thomas A. Robinson
United States: Employer May Offset Workers’ Comp Benefits Against Amounts Owed Under Long-Term Disability Plan

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision by a U.S. District Court judge that held, as a matter of law, that an employer was entitled to offset an injured worker’s PPD workers’ compensation benefits against the worker’s long...

Thomas A. Robinson
Utah: IRS Employee May Not Sue Co-Employee for Parking Lot Injuries

An IRS employee, who sustained injuries in an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred in an employee-designated parking lot, may not maintain another IRS employee; workers’ compensation was her exclusive remedy, held a Utah appellate court. Quoting...