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Gone to the Dogs – Idiopathic Fall Defense Fails in Case of Veterinarian Who Collapses During Surgery

Cases that review the "idiopathic fall" doctrine pop up in Delaware on an occasional basis at best and often present interesting facts. In a recent decision of the Industrial Accident Board, Laci Nash v. Medical Management International , IAB Decision, Hearing No. 1320555 (June 23, 2009)...

Mona Lisa Smile…….Not In This Delaware Dental Case!!

Holiday greetings to one and all. And a shout out to my new urban legend, that rascal Gary Baker. Do y'all remember my post of 7/22/09? Titled "Gone to the Dogs...." , it was a little ditty about course and scope and the idiopathic fall defense involving veterinary surgeon Dr. Laci Nash...

Mona Lisa Smile…….Not In This Delaware Dental Case!!

Holiday greetings to one and all. And a shout out to my new urban legend, that rascal Gary Baker. Do y'all remember my post of 7/22/09? Titled "Gone to the Dogs...." , it was a little ditty about course and scope and the idiopathic fall defense involving veterinary surgeon Dr. Laci Nash...

"Blunder Down Under" – An Interview With Cassandra Roberts On the Australian Rough Sex In A Hotel Workers’ Compensation Claim

Cassandra Roberts of Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor LLP discusses an Australian workers' comp case involving injury to a government worker attending a conference (referred to the Australian rough sex case), the view of course and scope in Australia and the subsequent blog posts she wrote about...

Crockpots and Paychecks and Dismissals, Oh My! A Recent Course & Scope Ruling from DE

What do a crockpot and a paycheck have in common? In this case they were two items that brought the claimant into her employer, Boscovs, on her day off. And this being my case on behalf of the employer, the fact that claimant used her employee discount to purchase a crockpot warms my heart. That said...

Wawa and the Warehouse: Mixed Bag Results on Course & Scope in Delaware

Today is all about me……. (Just kidding.... well, kinda, sorta)….. I offer you two very recent rulings on course and scope, both of which are mine. In the interest of parity, and lest you think I only profile my wins, we have one which was a winner and one which was a loser. And as...

Do That To Me One More Time……..Australian Sex Case Reversed As To Course and Scope

You just have to love that rare and special intersection where our law practice comes smack up against a little afternoon delight. My posts of 4/23/12 (Kangaroo Court) , 4/25/12 (A Roll in the Hay) , and 4/27/12 (A Head-Banging Good Time) heralded the Australian work comp decision where a female employee...

Catherine the Great on The Porcelain Throne…… and The Personal Comfort Doctrine in Delaware

Not since my post on Defecation Syncope (7/27/10) have I had this much fun. One of my personal faves as to claimant’s counsel, Cynthia Pruitt --protecting the rights of workers everywhere to empty their bladders on the job…… and then there is Joe Andrews on the defense, apparently...

A Little Béarnaise, a Proud Mama……and a Delaware Decision on Course & Scope

For those who don’t know it, Sweet Caroline is now working in litigation support for a few of my friends at Doroshow Pasquale, including Tara Bustard. No shrinking violet herself, Caroline couldn’t have a better role model for the proposition of “girl power.” This particular case...