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MO: Jurisdiction Denied Based on State of Hire

Claimant cannot recover comp benefits flowing from a March 2009 accident based on a jurisdiction defense of 287.110 when his accident was not in Missouri, his employment was not principally localized in Missouri and claimant was not hired in Missouri. The Commission case is Auxier v HP Distribution LLP...

MO: Commission Rejects "Illegal Alien" Defense

The employer argued that the claimant was not entitled to any benefits because she was an illegal alien. The claimant, 42, admits she was trying to "work out" her immigration status. She admitted crossing the Mexican border illegally 19 years earlier and that she was not naturalized but denied...

WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction for Football Player’s Claimed Out of State Injuries: Cal. Comp. Cases November Advanced Postings (11/5/2012)

Here’s the third batch of advanced postings for the November 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Michael Barrow , Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation...

California WCAB Jurisdiction: Oral Contract Was Made in California When Professional Athlete Resided in California

Professional athlete’s contract of hire deemed made in California, this despite actual contract signed out-of-state and out-of-state contingencies performed In Royster v. NFL Europe , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS – (Appeals Board noteworthy panel decision), the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s...

Florida: Professional Football Player Injured During Tryouts Was Not Employee of League

A Florida claimant, who was injured during tryouts for a professional football team, was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from the Arena Football League when the League had not signed the standard player contract. While a claimant did not always need a formal employment contract to...

New York: Eucharistic Volunteer Trips at Altar and in Court—Tort Suit is Barred by Exclusive Remedy Rule

A volunteer at a Roman Catholic church, who on occasion helped distribute the Eucharistic elements, may not sue the church in tort for injuries that she sustained when she tripped and fell over an exposed power cord near the church altar; her negligence action was barred by the exclusive remedy provisions...