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A Little Bit of March Madness in September – A New Ruling from the DE IAB Regarding a Company Athletic Event

Props to Larry Kimmel of Kimmel, Carter, Roman & Peltz, who rather sheepishly shared our case du jour. He was embarrassed because he won and didn't want to appear like he was trying to call attention to himself. Anyone who knows Larry knows that that is just not his way. Thank you Larry for bringing...

Arizona: “Teachers for Africa” Participant Was Volunteer, Not Employee of Charity

An Arizona appellate court recently affirmed a finding by the state Industrial Commission that a claimant who worked for the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help ("IFESH") in its “Teachers for Africa” program was a volunteer and not an employee in spite of the fact...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: January to March 2016

This list of recent noteworthy cases was compiled by Keith J. Kasper of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC. The Voice of The Department, Ellen Gonyaw, the receptionist, has retired after almost 9 years to move to Maine to open a campground. We all wish her well and hope she...

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...

New York: Eucharistic Volunteer Trips at Altar and in Court—Tort Suit is Barred by Exclusive Remedy Rule

A volunteer at a Roman Catholic church, who on occasion helped distribute the Eucharistic elements, may not sue the church in tort for injuries that she sustained when she tripped and fell over an exposed power cord near the church altar; her negligence action was barred by the exclusive remedy provisions...