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Reversal of Fortune: Delaware Supreme Court Delivers Blow to the Use of Labor Market Surveys

At the risk of being accused of overstating the situation, all I can say is it's the end of an era. I am reminded of Second Corinthians 5:17: "The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." I think this is a Second Corinthians moment, folks. Behold the new - a case released by...

Reversal of Fortune: Delaware Supreme Court Delivers Blow to the Use of Labor Market Surveys

At the risk of being accused of overstating the situation, all I can say is it's the end of an era. I am reminded of Second Corinthians 5:17: "The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." I think this is a Second Corinthians moment, folks. Behold the new - a case released by...

Elementary, My Dear Watson: First IAB Decisions to Rule on Application of DE Supreme Court’s Watson v. Wal-Mart

In my post of 10/25/11, titled "Reversal of Fortune" , I announced the Delaware Supreme Court decision in Watson v. Wal-Mart , and expressed a number of concerns, along with some commentary from fellow members of the work comp bar, as to whether this holding would herald the demise of the labor...

Elementary, My Dear Watson: First IAB Decisions to Rule on Application of DE Supreme Court’s Watson v. Wal-Mart

In my post of 10/25/11, titled "Reversal of Fortune" , I announced the Delaware Supreme Court decision in Watson v. Wal-Mart , and expressed a number of concerns, along with some commentary from fellow members of the work comp bar, as to whether this holding would herald the demise of the labor...

The Hurricane Sandy Post…..and a Displaced Worker In Delaware

When I was little, they called me "Sandy" for a period of time. A select few, who thought it was "cute." By the time I was nine, my assertive, aggressive qualities kicked in, and I would have none of it, this "Sandy" business .....not nearly dignified or distinctive enough...

The Hurricane Sandy Post…..and a Displaced Worker In Delaware

When I was little, they called me "Sandy" for a period of time. A select few, who thought it was "cute." By the time I was nine, my assertive, aggressive qualities kicked in, and I would have none of it, this "Sandy" business .....not nearly dignified or distinctive enough...

David & Goliath: Army of Doctors Cannot Save Delaware Termination Petition in TBI Case

You have to hand it to my partner Tim Lengkeek. He gets sexy cases from a litigation standpoint-many of his clients have serious if not catastrophic injury (and some of them are even dead). And today's case involves a traumatic brain injury as the result of a work-related motor vehicle accident ...

David & Goliath: Army of Doctors Cannot Save Delaware Termination Petition in TBI Case

You have to hand it to my partner Tim Lengkeek. He gets sexy cases from a litigation standpoint-many of his clients have serious if not catastrophic injury (and some of them are even dead). And today's case involves a traumatic brain injury as the result of a work-related motor vehicle accident ...

The Partnership Post: Termination Granted In DE With No Award of Temp Partial

This post is a salute to Andy Carmine, who recently made partner at Elzufon, Austin, Tarlov & Mondell, which represents a collection of talented lawyers and some of my favorite people. I told Andy that I wanted his next IAB decision for the blog, win or lose. Of course, Andy being Andy, this one...

Everybody Loves Pedro: Delaware IAB’s Recent Ruling On Illegals Creates Migrant Headache For Employers

So fresh off the revelry of the Holland Workers Compensation Inn of Court and coming down from the sugar high created by cheesecake on parade, I hear from my dear one, Walt Schmittinger. And while I applaud Walt for his timely sharing of an IAB ruling that is destined to create a lot of fervor in the...

Curtain Call on Illegals in Delaware: The Superior Court Affirms a New Class of Displaced Worker

Today I bring you what Walt Schmittinger affectionately calls “Act 2 of what I presume will be a 3 Act play.” It is the appeal decision in the Guardado case that we have all been waiting for. For the back story, check my blog entry of 4/10/15 titled “Everybody Loves Pedro….”...