Racial Inequity

WORKCOMPCENTRAL WEBINAR ADDRESSES LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR IN COMMERCIAL WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INDUSTRY By David B. Torrey WCJ, Pittsburgh, PA   The California-based website WorkCompCentral presented, this week, a free webinar featuring a panel discussing the challenges that African-Americans, Latinos, and other people of color face in entering and rising through the ranks […]

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PENNSYLVANIA APPELLATE COURT DECISION ON ATTORNEY’S FEES

PENNSYLVANIA APPELLATE COURT DIRECTS THAT 20% ATTORNEY’S FEES OUT OF MEDICAL BENEFITS RECOVERED ARE PER SE REASONABLE, SEEMINGLY DEPRIVING JUDGES OF DISCRETION IN ATTORNEY FEE AWARD CALCULATIONS Case note by David B. Torrey WCJ, Pittsburgh, PA*   Neves v. WCAB (American Airlines), filed May 14, 2020, 2020 WL 2501028 (Pa. Commw. 2020). In some states, […]

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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY LAW (ABRIDGED)

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY LAW (ABRIDGED) OCTOBER 2018-JANUARY 2020 By David B. Torrey, Lawrence D. McIntyre, and  Justin D. Beck* A challenge exists in positing which court precedents each year have had the most impact on the workers’ compensation field. The effect of precedents outside of their jurisdiction of origin is […]

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Florida COVID-19 Litigation

By David W. Langham Deputy Chief Judge  Pensacola, FL   There have been those who question the volume of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 claims. The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation answered that last week with a report outlining various details of reported cases, discussed in COVID-19 in Florida Claims. The essence of the answer is that 3,807 instances have […]

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WCI 2020 – The Virtual Edition

There is a cost-free opportunity on the horizon for exceptional workers’ compensation education. This is produced like no other, with literally the cream of the crop speaking/presenting for your viewing, edification, and illumination. We have to get over whether our lives, options, and opportunities are what we want during COVID, and instead we need to focus on […]

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July 2020 Member News

  Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Announces Judge Reappointments Seven jurists, specialists in workers’ compensation law, will honorably serve Tennesseans on the bench for six more years. (Nashville, Tennessee, June 24, 2020) Abbie Hudgens, Administrator of the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, announced today that she has reappointed seven judges to the Court of Workers’ Compensation […]

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