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Applicant Asserts Marital Privilege to Bar Testimony on Drug Use: Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/24/2012)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the February 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. Zenith Insurance Company, insurer for Cast Aluminum...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Court Dismisses Injured Workers' Tort Action Against Carrier for Five-Month Delay in Medical Benefits

Larson's Spotlight on Bad Faith Insurance Tactics, Benefits During Incarceration, Borrowing Employer, and Injury and Causation. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has...

The Second Time Around….and a DE Ruling on Average Weekly Wage and Incarceration

Love is lovelier, the second time around Just as wonderful, with both feet on the ground It's that second time you hear your love song sung Makes you think perhaps that love, like youth, is wasted on the young [Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank+sinatra/second+time+around+the_10122399...

The Second Time Around….and a DE Ruling on Average Weekly Wage and Incarceration

Love is lovelier, the second time around Just as wonderful, with both feet on the ground It's that second time you hear your love song sung Makes you think perhaps that love, like youth, is wasted on the young [Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank+sinatra/second+time+around+the_10122399...

Virginia: Credit for Claimant’s Incarceration Limited to When Employer’s Petition Filed

Upon a claimant’s conviction and sentencing, the employer is entitled to a credit under Va. Code §§ 65.2-510.1(A) and -708(A), but not from an earlier date when the claimant was incarcerated while he awaited trial, held a Virginia appellate court recently. The court added that under Va...

Nebraska: High Court Holds Incarceration Does Not Disqualify Injured Worker From Disability Benefits

In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Nebraska held that absent a specific statute requiring a contrary ruling, where a workers’ compensation claimant has proved a loss of earning capacity, his or her incarceration after sustaining a compensable injury is not an event that bars the...