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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (4/15/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on Termination of Benefits, Employee Status, Penalty for Unreasonable Defense of Claim, Wrongful Death, and Loss of Sight. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Survivors of Deceased Employee Allowed to Bring Tort Action Against Uninsured Employer

Larson's Spotlight on Tort Action Against Uninsured Employer, Illegal Aliens, Benefits for Old Workers, and Non-Dependent Spouse. 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...

Delaware: Election of Remedies Issue Depends Upon Resolution to Final Judgment, Not Successful Resolution Question

As is the case in a number of states, Delaware allows an injured employee of an uninsured employer two avenues of relief: (a) to pursue workers’ compensation benefits against the employer with the Industrial Accident Board, and (b) to sue the employer in tort. Where an employee initially sought...

Applicant Shot at Illegal Marijuana Growing Business Suffered Compensable Injury: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (12/16/2015)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the December 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Christine Baker, Director of Department...

Pennsylvania: Late Notice of Employer’s Uninsured Status by Worker Limits Both Medical and Wage Loss Benefits

Pursuant to 77 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 2703(b), if an injured worker fails to notify the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund (Fund) within 45 days after the worker knows that the employer is uninsured, the Fund is not obligated to provide “compensation” from the date of the injury, but rather...

Colorado: $840,000 Fine For Failure to Insure Was Excessive

The imposition of more than $840,000 fine against an uninsured employer was unconstitutionally excessive under both the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and a similarly-worded provision of the Colorado constitution, where the fine was based upon a statutory formula, but did not take into consideration...

New York: $86,000 Penalty Assessed for Failure to Provide Coverage for Live-in Domestic Worker

Where a husband and wife employed a live-in domestic to perform housekeeping and child care duties, but failed to maintain workers’ compensation insurance, it was appropriate for the New York Workers’ Compensation Board to impose an $86,000 penalty pursuant to N.Y. Work. Comp. Law §...