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Karen C. Yotis
Occupational Injuries and Third-Party Tort Claims: Effecting Change for Freelancers in the Digital Age or More Dust in the Wind?

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. Industrial accidents and occupational disease epidemics motivated the movement to pass national health and safety laws, and the interaction between third-party actions in the workplace and these historical drivers should operate...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: Keys to Obtaining Jurisdiction

Any information or opinions contained in this commentary are not necessarily endorsed by LexisNexis® or its affiliates. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) jurisdiction is one of the most important threshold issues that an injured...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: Workers' Comp Case Roundup (3/6/2018)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 83 No. 2 Feb 2018 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: Third-Party Credit and the Legal Malpractice Recovery

Any information or opinions contained in this commentary are not necessarily endorsed by LexisNexis® or its affiliates or by the LexisNexis® editorial consultants who review panel decisions. Recently, a panel of commissioners with the Workers’...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: Tort Suit Against Co-Employee Not Barred Where Accident Occurred Near, But Away from Employer's Premises

The defendant employee’s employment ended when he entered his car, drove away from an employer-controlled parking lot, and struck a co-employee who had entered a cross-walk on a street that circled the employer’s campus. Accordingly, it was...

Thomas A. Robinson
Florida: Intoxication Defense Waived by Carrier Once 120-Day "Pay-and-Investigate" Period Had Passed

Noting that once a Florida employer (or carrier) becomes aware of the need for medical benefits for a particular condition or injury, it has three options: pay, deny, or pay and investigate within 120 days, in accordance with § 440.20(4), Fla. Stat...