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New Mexico: Late Filing of Death Benefits Claim May Be Excused Where Delay Was Due, In Part, to Actions of Employer

The Supreme Court of New Mexico recently held that a death benefits claim filed by the widow of an off-duty police officer, who drowned while rescuing a twelve-year-old boy from the Rio Grande, could proceed in spite of the fact … Continue reading

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Indiana: After Approval of Settlement Agreement By Board, Estate of Deceased Worker May Not Proceed Against “Employer” in Tort On Basis of Claimed Status as Independent Contractor

Because settlement agreements ordinarily cover only those claims or rights that are specifically mentioned within the four corners of the agreement itself [see Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 132.05], attention to detail is not just important; it’s vital to effective … Continue reading

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