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Panel Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Establishment of Comp Court

By WorkCompCentral

Monday, December 4, 2017 | 171 | 0 | 0 min read

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a state trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a worker’s claim for benefits for an alleged occupational disease, and that the worker had forfeited his constitutional challenges to the creation of the Court of Workers' Compensation Claims by failing to raise his arguments at the trial level. Case: Shuler v. Eastman Chemical Co., No. E2016-02292-SC-R3-WC, 11/17/2017, published. Facts: Douglas E. Shuler worked for the Eastman Chemical Co. from 1965 until 1999. Doctors diagnos...

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