Troublesome Appellate Postures: Balancing Procedural Defects with Justice in Cases of First Impression

Hon. Wesley G. Marshall[1] Spring 2020 Sometimes, the procedural posture of a case on appeal can present challenges for appellate judges and the parties. Courts may have to resort to on-the-fly thinking and creative remedies to ensure fairness. There may be a lesson in compromising adherence to the rules in order to make sure the […]

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Book Note

  CRYSTAL EASTMAN: A REVOLUTIONARY LIFE by Amy Aronson Oxford University Press. 391 pp.  2019. by David B. Torrey, WCJ Pittsburgh, PA   This new biography of Crystal Eastman, said to be the first, shows that her memorable role in the Pittsburgh Survey, at the conclusion of which she published Work-Accidents and the Law (1910), […]

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Around the Horn: Admissibility of Hearsay in Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Thomas A. Robinson Co-Author, Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law Originally published February 18, 2020, on Copyright 2020.  Thomas A. Robinson.  All rights reserved.  Reprinted with permission.   It is axiomatic that the procedural law of workers’ compensation takes its lead and tone from the beneficent nature of the legislation. Except in those few jurisdictions utilizing […]

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GIVE KIDS THE WORLD

The world of workers’ compensation is usually divided between employees and employer/carriers/servicing agents. Apart from these two groups are the vendors and the adjudicators. Rarely do the trains meet outside the courtroom or the education conference. Rarely is there common purpose. WCI provides a fantastic alternative! For one incredible morning, everyone works on the same page, […]

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