Monthly Archives: July 2015

Georgia Comp Board Won’t Resolve Fee Dispute Between Attorneys Dissolving Their Firm

In a dispute involving the dissolution of a law partnership and the rights of two attorneys in attorneys’ fees resulting from the settlement of workers’ compensation cases, Georgia’s Board of Workers’ Compensation did not have exclusive jurisdiction over the claims … Continue reading

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Now California’s Pro Sports Cheerleaders are Employees

Anyone familiar with the FedEx, Uber/Lyft litigation going on at various levels in California’s courts and before the state’s administrative agencies knows that the Golden State appears to have “a thing” for businesses that utilize so-called “independent contractors.” Those of … Continue reading

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Assault by Nebraska Employee Against Sex Offender Co-Employee Did Not Arise from the Employment

Where an employee (“Bates”) assaulted a co-employee (“McDaniel”) after Bates performed an Internet search and discovered that McDaniel was a registered sex offender, the assault did not arise out of and in the course of the employment in spite of … Continue reading

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NY Cage Dancer Forfeits Right to Future Comp Benefits

A New York appellate court has refused to vacate a portion of a county court’s judgment that, following a defendant’s guilty plea to fraudulent practices (N.Y. Workers’ Comp. Law § 114), welfare fraud, and misuse of food stamps, in relevant … Continue reading

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How One State Bucked Trend of Allowing Former Spouse to Access Post-Divorce Workers’ Comp Benefits

With the divorce rate for U.S. marriages hovering at almost 50 percent, courts and legislatures are called upon to weigh two conflicting rules related to workers’ compensation benefits when it comes to the appropriate division of marital property. One the … Continue reading

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