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Supreme Court Rebukes Comp Judge for 'Appalling' Actions in Trooper Claim

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 905 | 0 | 24 min read

A South Carolina workers' compensation commissioner, criticized for anti-claimant statements in recent years, is in the news again, this time after she received a sharp rebuke from the state Supreme Court. Commissioner Susan Barden filed false information in court proceedings, threatened a claimant with prosecution if he didn't settle, then refused to recuse herself, the court wrote in a per curiam decision handed down Wednesday. “Instead of stepping aside, Commissioner Barden became more abusive and strident in both her ruling on the recusal motion and her final order,&rdq...

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