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Thomas A. Robinson
Illinois: Pulmonologist’s Testimony Fails Under Frye Evidence Standard

Claimant’s pulmonologist’s causation opinion was inadmissible under Frye and Ill. R. Evid. 702, where it was not based on a scientific methodology or principle that had gained general acceptance in the relevant scientific community. Claimant...

Thomas A. Robinson
Mississippi: Switching to Jeep From Motorcycle Due to Potential Bad Weather Was Deviation From Employment

The state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission did not err in reversing the administrative judge’s determination that a worker was acting in the scope of his employment when, in anticipation of bad weather, he rode toward his house after...

Thomas A. Robinson
Maryland: Police Offer’s Injuries Avoiding His 2-Year-old Found Not Compensable

A Prince George’s County police detective, who sustained ankle and knee injuries when he jumped to the side near the front door of his residence to avoid his two-year-old child as he exited his residence en route to retrieve his police cruiser,...

Thomas A. Robinson
Ohio: In Retaliatory Discharge Action, Former Worker Need Not Establish Compensable Injury

Ohio’s retaliatory discharge statute, Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4123.90, seeks to protect the state’s employees on a no-fault basis from adverse employer actions following their the pursuit of benefits; there need not be any actual award...

California Compensation Cases Staff
Applicant’s Cumulative Trauma Claim Not Time Barred: August Cal. Comp. Cases (7/27/2016)

Applicant’s Cumulative Trauma Claim Not Time Barred: August Cal. Comp. Cases (7/27/2016) Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the July 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the...

BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff
Update from the Benefits Review Board (July 2016)

By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore Division BRB Personnel News Last year, I reported on the retirement of Judges Dolder, Smith and McGranery, and the appointments of Judges Buzzard and Gilligan. In July 2015, the Secretary of...