Book Review

by David B. Torrey, WCJ Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Prepared in February 2022     ULTIMATE PRICE: THE VALUE WE PLACE ON LIFE by Howard Steven Friedman University of California Press. 2020.  221 pp.   In this book, a statistician and health economist explains and critiques how governments, the courts, corporations, and even […]

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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPORT OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON STATE WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION LAWS BEGINS

By James M. Gallen Evans & Dixon St. Louis, Missouri   NAWCJ members administer state workers’ compensation laws that have been influenced, to varying degrees, by the Report of the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws.   Since July 31, 1972, when Chairman John Burton Jr. presented its report to President Nixon and the Congress, […]

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PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT, OVERTHROWING CUSTOM AND PRACTICE

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT, OVERTHROWING CUSTOM AND PRACTICE, HOLDS THAT, IN ALL CASES WHERE CLAIMANT PREVAILS, EMPLOYER IS, AT WCJ’S DISCRETION, RESPONSIBLE FOR CLAIMANT’S ATTORNEY’S FEES by David B. Torrey Workers’ Compensation Judge Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Pittsburg, PA Lorino v. W.C.A.B. (Commonwealth of PA/Penn DOT), 266 A.3d 487, 2021 WL 6058030, filed 12.22.2021 […]

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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL COMMISSION COMMEMORATED AT ABA TIPS MIDWINTER SEMINAR

By James M. Gallen Evans & Dixon St. Louis, Missouri   2022 is the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Report of the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws.  The Commission’s 84 recommendations, 19 of which were deemed essential, form the framework of the modern workers’ compensation system. Anniversary commemorations included two events associated with the […]

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NAWCJ JUDICIAL COLLEGE 2022 SCHOLARSHIP OFFER

By Honorable Jennifer Hopens Texas Department of Insurance, Divisionof Workers’ CompensationAustin, TX   Scholarship opportunities are available for some adjudicators attending the 2022 NAWCJ Judicial College, which is taking place from August 21-24, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. First-time scholarships may be awarded to any currently presiding workers’ compensation adjudicator and may include a maximum of […]

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