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Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (7/1/2011) – Employer Who Knowingly Hires Illegal Alien May Not Oppose Claim Based on Illegal Status

Larson's Spotlight on Illegal Alien, Mesothelioma, Unexplained Death, Average Weekly Wage, and Cab Driver as Independent Contractor. 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 ...

Texas: TPCIGNA v Brooks 03-10-00428

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford This case concerns application of the TX Supreme Court's decision in Leordeanu v. American Protection Ins. Co., 330 S.W.3d 239 (Tex 2010) . The claimant in Tex. Prop. & Cas. Ins. Guar. Ass'n v. Brooks, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS...

Nebraska: Per Diem for Out-of-State Travel Not Part of Average Weekly Wage

The Nebraska Court of Appeals affirmed the exclusion from a construction worker’s average weekly wage of a per diem paid when the worker performed services outside of Nebraska, on the basis that the Compensation Court’s finding that it was fixed at the time of hiring and was a real and definite...