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Andrew M. Gold
Andrew Gold on Personal Jurisdiction in the Internet Age: What Does a Website Have to Do to Constitute Minimum Contacts Sufficient to Establish Jurisdiction?

In Andys Music, Inc. v. Andys Music, Inc. , an Alabama plaintiff argued that the mere fact that the defendant had a website accessible via the internet in Alabama was sufficient to establish personal jurisdiction against it. A court disagreed. So, what...

John K. Rabiej
John K. Rabiej on Discovery of Employee Privileged Communications Sent or Stored Using Employer's Computer System

In this Emerging Issues Analysis, John K. Rabiej, Chief of the Rules Committee Support Office of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, reports that courts have developed an analytical framework to determine whether an employee’s...

California Workers' Compensation Institute
Pharmaceutical Utilization and Reimbursement in California Workers’ Comp Up Sharply

Both the average number of prescriptions and total pharmaceutical payments per claim in California workers’ compensation are up sharply since 2002, despite medical reforms and the adoption of a pharmacy fee schedule -- increases that coincide with...

Pro Publica
Congressman Announces Plan to Reform U.S. System to Care for Injured Civilian Contractors

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said Wednesday that he will introduce legislation later this year to improve the delivery of medical care to civilian contractors injured while working with the military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cummings declined to provide...

Stuart D. Colburn
Texas 81st Legislative Session Laws Now in Effect

The 81st Legislature left Austin after one regular session and one special session. For a number of reasons, the Legislature did not pass the expected number of bills, even bills with bipartisan support. The 81st Legislative Session may well be known...

Thomas A. Robinson
Kansas High Court Strikes Down Requirement That Injured Workers Make Good-Faith Effort to Find Appropriate Work Following Injuries

Bergstrom worked as a production janitor for an employer, a manufacturer of plastic plumbing parts. She began to experience pain in her back after picking up a heavy garbage can. She experienced severe pain the following day and was told to see a nurse...