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Board Doesn't Abuse Discretion in Declining to Revisit Forfeiture Penalty

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 379 | 0 | 14 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board did not commit an abuse of discretion in denying reconsideration of its determination that a worker had forfeited her entitlement to benefits by committing fraud. Case: Matter of Teabout v. Albany County Sheriff’s Department, No. 526922, 01/02/2020, published. Facts and procedural history: Michele A. Teabout worked for the Albany County Sheriff's Department. She injured her foot while at work in 1997. Teabout filed a workers’ compensation claim and established her entitlement to benefits. Her claim w...

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