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VT: Summary of Recent Case Developments January-March 2010

BURLINGTON, VT - Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Burchard PC, has posted his January-March 2010 newsletter summarizing key court decisions and Dept. of Labor decisions covering the following issues, medical conditions and medical treatment: non-Hodgkins lymphoma, intoxication...

VT: Labor Commissioner Patricia Moulton to Step Down

MONTPELIER, VT - The Burlington Free Press reports that Governor Jim Douglas announced that Labor Commissioner Patricia Moulton Powden will leave her state post in July to become vice president of public affairs for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

VERMONT TOP CASES, powered by McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC (updated 1/9/2013)

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. If you're a lexis.com subscriber, click on the links to access cases within your subscription plan. If you're not a lexis.com subscriber, please contact Customer...

Vermont Moves Towards Single-Payer Healthcare, Will New Jersey Be Next?

Last month, Vermont laid the groundwork for the establishment of a universal single-payer healthcare system in that state. Now a similar plan is being supported by a group called the New Jersey One Plan One Nation. This group states that universal healthcare is an issue of human rights and supports the...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: March to June 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Carr v. Verizon New England, Inc. , Opinion No. 8-11WC (Apr. 29, 2011). On cross motions for summary judgment Claimant's death claim fails as Claimant fails to show that his trip on a scheduled vacation date was related to any specific business purpose and there...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: March to June 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Carr v. Verizon New England, Inc. , Opinion No. 8-11WC (Apr. 29, 2011). On cross motions for summary judgment Claimant's death claim fails as Claimant fails to show that his trip on a scheduled vacation date was related to any specific business purpose and there...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical experts testified that his work injury aggravated a preexisting...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical experts testified that his work injury aggravated...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Leo Moulton v. J.P. Carrera, Inc. , Opinion No. 30-11WC (Oct. 11, 2011). Claimant succeeds in claim for both medical benefits and PTD benefits. Claimant's medical and vocational experts found more persuasive. "I conclude that Mr. LeRoy's analysis of Claimant's...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: January to March 2012

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Touchette v Vermont Slate and Roofing , Opinion No. 1-12WC, 2012 VT Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 5 (Jan. 13, 2012). In 2007, Claimant, a New York resident, suffers a work-related back injury in Vermont with a Vermont employer. In 2009, Claimant has a new work related incident in...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2012

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Westover v North Country Hospital , Opinion No. 19-12WC (July 20, 2012). Claimant found to have CRPS, therefore not at medical end result. Defendant's IME opinions undercut in part due to lack of review of complete medical record. Furthermore, Defendant "waived...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2012

VERMONT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS Estate of Dunn v. Windham Northeast Supervisory Union , 2012 VT 93 (2012) . Section 624(e) does not allow for reimbursement to the workers' compensation carrier for payment from life insurance policy "because such proceeds are not 'damages,' as contemplated...

VERMONT TOP CASES, powered by McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC (updated 7/11/2016)

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. Argentina Kearney has joined the Department of Labor staff as a Workers’ Compensation Specialist II starting May 16, 2016. Ms. Kearney has most recently been...