Monthly Archives: February 2016

Oklahoma Commission Strikes Down State’s Opt Out Law

Equal Treatment Under the State’s Dual System is “a Water Mirage” This afternoon (Feb. 26, 2016), in a lengthy Commission Order, the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission found that Sections 203 and 209 of the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act—the state’s … Continue reading

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Facebook® Plays Role in Indiana $400,000 Verdict for Retaliatory Discharge

An Indiana jury was within its province as factfinder in returning a verdict for more than $400,000 in compensatory and punitive damages against a former employer in a retaliatory discharge action filed by a terminated employee, held a state appellate … Continue reading

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Georgia Mother May Sue Deceased Son’s Employer and Staffing Company Where Co-Worker Murderer May Have been Negligently Hired

A mother’s wrongful death action against her son’s employer was not barred by the exclusive remedy provisions of the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act (“Act”) where the undisputed facts clearly showed that her son’s death did not arise out of the … Continue reading

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Wyoming Father May Sue Employer For Anguish Related to Co-employee Son’s Death

Where a father and son were co-employees working at an excavation site and the son was struck in the head with the bucket of a track hoe—the blow causing serious injury—and the father was summoned to the scene, where he … Continue reading

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Illinois Court Says Flight Attendant is Not a Traveling Employee While “Commuting”

In what at first blush might appear as a counter-intuitive ruling, an Illinois appellate court has held that a flight attendant who injured her knee on a flight from Denver to New York on the day before she was scheduled … Continue reading

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2016 Opt Out Legislation: Is it as “Inevitable” as Some Have Hoped/Feared?

I read with great interest Bob Wilson’s post yesterday signaling that the Tennessee Opt Out “initiative” may be DOA this year.  Indeed, I’d been checking Bill Tracking Reports since the first of January and I had not seen any formal … Continue reading

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