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In Georgia, Co-Habitation Without Marriage = No Death Benefits

Within the context of a Georgia workers’ compensation claim, a meretricious relationship works to deny dependency benefits, even if actual dependency exists, held a state appellate court on Tuesday [see Sanchez v. Carter, 2017 Ga. App. LEXIS 465 (Oct. 17, … Continue reading

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Employer-Provided Motel Room Insufficient to Transform Georgia Worker into Traveling Employee

Reiterating that Georgia Superior Courts are required to give appropriate deference to the factual findings of the Appellate Division of the Board of Workers’ Compensation, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, in a split decision, reversed a trial court’s finding … 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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Georgia M.D.’s Medical Report Indicating Claimant Was Threat to Doctor and Staff Not Libelous

Where an patient’s treating physician dictated a narrative report that became part of the patient’s worker’s compensation claim file indicating that the patient, through a translator, had made threatening statements during an appointment and that the doctor considered the patient … Continue reading

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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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Georgia: Claimant Required to Consent to Ex Parte Communications Between Treating Physician and Employer or Employer’s Representative

Reversing the state’s Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled that an employee who filed a claim under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, must authorize her treating physician to engage in ex parte communications with her employer, … Continue reading

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