Workers’ Compensation Judge Over-Turns an Unrepresented Claimant’s Settlement Due to Alleged Mental Issues, but Appeals Court Reinstates It

Employer and Carrier settled a claim with an unrepresented claimant and thereafter, recited the terms of the settlement in open court at a settlement... More

Benefits Review Board Denies Claimant’s Request for Benefits at Rate Greater than Maximum

Following a formal hearing, Claimant was awarded benefits associated with his injuries suffered in Iraq while employed with Employer as an armed escort.  The... More

Bar Not Responsible For Patron’s Death

A mother brought a wrongful death and survival action against a bar that sold alcohol to her minor son, alleging that the son’s fatal... More

Removal to Federal Court Upheld

Plaintiff, a Louisiana resident, filed suit in state court seeking damages for bodily injuries suffered as a result of an automobile accident. The defendant... More

“Two Contract Theory” Results In Dismissal of Wrongful Death Tort Suit

Author: Rob N. Popich The driver and passenger in a garbage truck were killed in the course of employment when the garbage truck was... More

Vicarious Liabilty Not Extended to Accidental Shooting of Son’s Friend

A seventeen year old was accidentally shot by his friend while visiting the friend’s home.  The handgun belonged to the friend’s father, who normally... More