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California: Communications With the AME or PQME

When do communications with the AME or PQME have to be cleared by the opposing side? In Lopez Castaneda v. Forever 21 , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB, in a split panel opinion, affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the applicant was...

California Compensation Cases Staff
WCJ Erred in Not Applying Heart Presumption and Anti-Attribution Provisions: Cal. Comp. Cases Advanced Postings (11/9/2016)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the Nov 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights...

Thomas A. Robinson
Louisiana: Teacher’s Intentional Tort Action Against School Board Fails

A teacher, who was six-weeks pregnant at the time of a classroom incident that resulted in her injury, may not maintain a tort action against the school board; her allegations failed to raise an issue of intentional tort and her civil action was, therefore...

Thomas A. Robinson
South Carolina: Under “Divided Premises” Rule, Injuries Sustained on Public Street Are Compensable

The South Carolina Supreme Court has held that a state university professor, who sustained injuries when she was struck by a car as she crossed a public road that separated the university’s library, where she had been working, and a university parking...

Thomas A. Robinson
Illinois: Teacher Recovers for Injury Sustained in After School Basketball Game

An Illinois appellate court reversed a decision by a county circuit court and reinstated an award of benefits to a state middle school science teacher, who suffered a left forearm fracture while participating in an afterschool student/teacher basketball...

Thomas A. Robinson
Mississippi: Pipefitter’s Injuries From 25-Foot Fall From Tree Not Compensable

In a divided decision, the Court of Appeals of Mississippi held that a pipefitter, who sustained severe injuries when he fell some 25 feet from the top of a gum tree, was engaged in inappropriate horseplay at the time of the injury, such that the injury...