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2017’s Top 10 Workers’ Compensation Cases

During September of each of the past five years, my colleague, Robin Kobayashi, and I have pulled together a volume entitled, Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis. Annually published by LexisNexis®, it is a compendium of expert analysis and commentary highlighting … Continue reading

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Wyoming Worker Fails to Connect the Dots Between Original Surgery and Subsequent Procedure to Alleviate Continued Pain

The Supreme Court of Wyoming affirmed a finding by a state district court that an injured worker failed to establish a causal connection between her 2013 need for shoulder surgery and either her original 2004 shoulder injury or the 2005 … Continue reading

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Workers’ Comp “Opt-Out” Bill Introduced in Tennessee Legislature

Senate Bill 721 On Wednesday, state senator Mark Green (Republican from Clarksville), introduced Senate Bill 721 to the Tennessee legislature. If enacted, many Tennessee employers would be allowed to opt-out of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system, providing coverage with … Continue reading

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8th Circuit: Insurer’s Refusal to Pay for Injured Undocumented Worker’s Groceries and Cable TV Not Bad-Faith Denial of Insurance Benefits

In an action alleging bad-faith denial of insurance benefits filed by an undocumented worker who sustained severe injuries in a work-related accident, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, construing Iowa law, affirmed summary judgment in favor of a workers’ compensation … Continue reading

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Montana: Carrier’s Decision to Stop Paying For Pain Medication Did Not Justify Attorney’s Fee Award Where Decision Was Based On Prior Decision of Workers’ Compensation Court

Stressing that “reasonableness” is a question of fact and that the review the Workers’ Compensation Court’s findings of fact were to be affirmed if supported by substantial credible evidence, the Supreme Court of Montana recently affirmed a WCC finding that … Continue reading

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