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Affirmative Defense Options Could Make or Break Employer's Case, Defense Attorneys Say

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 2

Workers’ comp attorneys with expertise in affirmative defense options are more likely to successfully defend an employer’s case against a claim, lawyers from a California firm said during a recent webinar. And while California's comp system seems to include ever-changing statutes, attorneys who have knowledge of concrete case law and stay up to date on changes may have the upper hand as a case winds its way through the legal system, they said. “The burden of proof always lies with the one who is trying to prove whatever,” said Don Barthel, founding partner of...

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