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Missouri: Golf Ball Ends Sheriff’s Career

While playing golf at a charity event, a stray golf ball struck claimant in the forehead. His employer terminated him about 6 months later. Claimant states he was disabled due to problems with tinnitus, poor balance, memory loss, severe and frequent headaches, insomnia, mood swings and depression. The...

OK: Moonlighting Sheriff’s Office Major Was Employee of Restaurant When He Was Shot and Robbed

Finding that the “plain, clear, unmistakable, unambiguous, mandatory, and unequivocal language” of 85 O.S. 2011 § 313(G) mandated that private employers, hiring off-duty municipal employees, should alone be responsible for the payment of workers’ compensation benefits arising from...

Louisiana: Parish Sheriff’s Office May Not Be Sued by Prisoner Injured While on Work Release

A Louisiana parish sheriff’s office that administered a work release program, pursuant to which a prisoner worked for the parish “police jury” as a “hopper” on a garbage truck, was not the prisoner’s employer and did not owe a duty of providing a safe working environment...