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Iowa Supreme Court Rules Injured Worker Has Burden of Proof That “Wiggling His Butt” Was Not Disqualifying Horseplay

Vegors worked as a machine inspector for the water district, a company that installed rural water lines. He was injured at work when a pickup truck being driven by Byrd, a co-employee, struck him. The evidence indicated that at the time of injury Vegors had his hands full and gestured a greeting by "wiggling...

MO: Smoker Awarded PTD for Lung Disease

The Commission awarded life-time benefits to a mechanic because of COPD and pleural fibrosis, caused by smoking cigarettes and working as a mechanic exposed to pipe insulation, smoke, dust and fumes for 32 years. Medical experts agreed that work and "many years" as a smoker both contributed...

Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/1/2011)

Here's the first batch of advanced postings for the upcoming September issue of California Compensation Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the "writ denied" cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Interwoven, Inc., American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company, adjusted...

Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/1/2011)

Here's the first batch of advanced postings for the upcoming September issue of California Compensation Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the "writ denied" cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Interwoven, Inc., American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company, adjusted...