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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (11/5/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Misrepresentation, Spoliation of Evidence, Marital Relationship, Drug Test, and Disqualification. 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 compiled...

MS: WCC Posts Warning About Misrepresentation

Jackson, MS (CompNewsNetwork) - The representation of one other than himself or herself before the Commission is considered the practice of law, and is, therefore, subject to the laws and rules regarding the practice of law in this State. Miss. Code Ann. Section 71-3-66. It is unlawful for anyone not...

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (8/12/2011) – Technician’s Back Injury Claim Not Barred On Basis That Stooping and Bending to Retrieve Tools Were Normal Activities of Daily Life

Larson's Spotlight on Normal Activities of Daily Life, Misrepresentation of Medical Condition, Recusal of Hearing Officer, Obesity and Personal Risk, and Exclusive Remedy of Longshore Act. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (5/31/2012) – AIG Fined; Largest Fine in Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s History Levied

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

Take Medicare Off That Check: Court Rules That Medicare Not Required to be on Settlement Check

By: Mark Popolizio, Esquire, Crowe Paradis Services Corporation In Hearn v. Dollar Rent A Car, Inc., et. al. , 2012 Ga. App. LEXIS 338 (Ga. Ct. App. March 26, 2012), the Georgia Court of Appeals was called upon to address whether the court could enforce a settlement agreement without Medicare being...

The Salas Dilemma -- Full Frontal Assault on Workers’ Rights vs. Equitable Defenses to Illegal Conduct

You be the judge in this controversial case involving what some call undocumented worker Armageddon Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp...

Florida: Truck Driver Disqualified From Comp Benefits for Misleading Physicians

A Florida appellate court affirmed a decision by a state judge of compensation claims that barred a long-haul truck driver from receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an alleged work-related injury based on findings that the driver had given false and misleading statements to, among other...

New York: Board May Not Disregard Videotape Evidence Showing Claimant Misrepresented Condition

A finding by the state Workers’ Compensation Board that surveillance video did not show any images of claimant engaging in physical activities inconsistent with any representation he made to a doctor was not supported by substantial evidence, held a state appellate court. While the claimant told...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (7/3/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 6 June 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights...

California: Tips for Avoiding Sanctions

Practitioners have noticed a slew of WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions recently relating to the imposition of sanctions for “bad faith tactics” under Labor Code § 5813 [ LC 5813 ]. Everyone wants to avoid sanctions, so litigators should pay particular attention to the issues raised in...

New York: Failure to Disclose Volunteer Activity Amounts to Misrepresentation for Purposes of § 114-a

A New York appellate court held that substantial evidence supported a determination by the state Board that claimant had made false statements on a questionnaire for the purpose of obtaining workers’ compensation benefits [see N.Y. Work. Comp. Law § 114-a] where she denied participating in...

California: To Be or Not To Be Present: That Is The Question

When should a claim be dismissed for lack of appearance? In the case of Nunez v. Petrochem Insulation, Inc ., 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, applicant alleged a CT injury ending in 2009. In April 2011 there was a “stipulation” signed in court that applicant did sustain injury, but...