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Connecticut Introduces “Presumption of Eligibility” Related To COVID Comp Claims

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We’ve discussed this in other posts before, but let’s go over the details. Workers right now who are filing claims related to COVID-19 (including health care workers) are having their claims denied on the basis that they cannot prove how or where they contracted the illness. Meanwhile, state legislatures are passing laws to limit… Read More »

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Tekashi69 Sued By Dancer

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You know that guy with the face tattoos who temporarily became famous after ratting on just about everyone he ever met? Well, that guy is in the news again, this time for hitting a woman’s head with a bottle. What Happened?  Tekashi69 was at a Miami strip club when someone called him out for… Read More »

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Department Of Labor Targets Texas Hotel Over Retaliation Firing

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Few stories in the news are more infuriating than hearing about a company firing an employee after they got injured. The Department of Labor recently announced that they have filed a lawsuit against a Texas hotel after the hotel fired an employee who sustained injuries due to carbon monoxide poisoning while on the job…. Read More »

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USC Settles Sex Abuse Lawsuits For Nearly $1 Billion

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The University of Southern California recently announced a settlement with sex abuse victims who claimed that they were assaulted by a University doctor. The settlement of $850 million will be offered to hundreds of women who came into contact with the gynecologist. This situation is reminiscent of the Larry Nassar lawsuits. Nassar, who was… Read More »

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Record Settlement Reached In George Floyd Case

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 The mayor of Minneapolis announced a record settlement that will require the city to dip into its rainy day funds. The $27 million payment to the family of George Floyd is more than all the money the city has to pay off lawsuits. The rainy day fund is set aside to cover emergencies and… Read More »

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Foul Ball Lawsuit Against Astros Allowed To Proceed

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There are two things you need to know about foul ball lawsuits against baseball teams. The first is that they are never successful. The second is that each individual who enters a baseball stadium assumes the risk of being struck by a foul ball. So how did a foul ball lawsuit make its way… Read More »

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Employers Weigh Consequences Of COVID Vaccine Reactions

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Some employers will be mandating or encouraging employees to get the COVID vaccine once it becomes available to everyone. What happens if one worker has a negative reaction to the COVID vaccine? If the worker needs to miss time from work, will they be able to file a claim on the employer’s workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Purdue Announced Bankruptcy Plan Over Opioid Crisis

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The life-cycle of a lawsuit in as few words as possible: Plaintiff is injured. Plaintiff files lawsuit against defendant party alleging negligence. Plaintiff wins lawsuit. Plaintiff now becomes a creditor with the defendant as a debtor. Debtor files for bankruptcy. Creditor/plaintiffs negotiate terms of settlement post-bankruptcy. Not every lawsuit follows this life-cycle, but the… Read More »

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On-The-Job COVID Death Results Lawsuit Against Publix

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These are definitely our favorite types of cases—those that blur the line between workers’ compensation and personal injury. In this case, you have a Publix employee who contracted the illness while on the job. He died a week later. His family filed a lawsuit against Publix after they learned that administrators were preventing employees… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death After Nurse Dies Of COVID

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The family of a health care worker recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her employer after she contracted and died from COVID-19 while on the job. A growing number of COVID lawsuits are being filed against employers in Florida and around the country. While Florida’s rules regarding workers’ compensation insurance are quite strict,… Read More »

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