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Federal Judge Dismisses Miami Dolphin’s Lawsuit Against Former Player for Filing State Workers Comp Claim

A U.S. Magistrate Judge has ruled that former Miami Dolphin’s wide receiver Kendall Newsom was not prohibited by his contract and the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement from filing a workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania for a knee injury that he received during a Dolphins...

California: Former Union Member Not Bound to Arbitration for His Work Injury Claim

In what appears to be a case of first impression, the issue before a WCAB panel was whether an employee, who was a former union member, could be bound to arbitration. In Chamberlain v. Irwin Industries, Inc ., 2013 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS – (May 13, 2013), t he WCAB, denying defendant employer’s...

Rhode Island: Workers’ Comp Act Trumps CBA’s Arbitration of Reinstatement Disputes

Rhode Island’s Workers’ Compensation Court has exclusive jurisdiction concerning reinstatement disputes. Accordingly, where a union member employee sustained a serious ankle injury, underwent surgery 10 months later, did not request a leave of absence and had not returned to work some 15...