COVID-19 and the Workplace

By Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., co-author Larson’s Workers’  Compensation Law © Copyright 2020 LexisNexis.  All rights reserved. Excerpted from Workers’ Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis, 2020 Edition, now on presale at the LexisNexis Store, www.lexisnexis.com/store. This article is reprinted with permission.   In April, as we began to contemplate the overall theme for this year’s edition […]

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Florida Workers’ Comp Adjudication: The History of the Code

Musings of the Florida Deputy Chief Judge on the Workers’ Compensation World By Hon. David Langham Deputy Chief Judge Pensacola, FL   The Code of Judicial Conduct is a intriguing construct. The mere reference in singular terms belies reality. There is no such “the.” Around the country, there are a variety of such codes enacted […]

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THE INTOXICATION DEFENSE UNDER STATE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWS

By David B. Torrey, WCJ Penna. Dep’t of Labor & Industry The intoxication defense cases are, in my experience, among the most interesting that we workers’ compensation judges hear. It is in these cases, after all, where the injured worker’s behavior and alleged culpability become pivotal.  In most cases, we do not consider fault, but […]

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2020 LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

Attention Judges (especially those teaching or affiliated with law schools): The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers (CWCL) sponsors an annual law student writing competition (flyer attached). All law students and recent grads (Class of 2020) are eligible for prizes up to  $2000, and publication in a national workers’ comp magazine.  Applicants should submit an essay […]

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