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Judge's Order Lacks Decretal Language to Allow for Appellate Review

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 114 | 0 | 18 min read

A Louisiana appellate court ruled that it lacked jurisdiction to review a judge’s order denying an injured worker’s request to vacate the dismissal of his claim. Case: Pickett v. Lauren Engineers & Construction Inc., No. 2019 CA 1585, 12/30/2020, published. Facts and procedural history: Travis Pickett worked for Lauren Engineers & Construction Inc. He filed a workers’ compensation claim by fax on May 1, 2017, seeking benefits for a work-related accident that allegedly occurred on May 1, 2016. Lauren objected to the claim as time-barred but later passed on the ...

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