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High Court Overturns 8th DCA, Trial Court on Employer-Consent Issue

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Monday, October 2, 2017 | 330 | 0 | 0 min read

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a 2006 law that requires injured workers to get their employer's permission before rescheduling a court proceeding to reprove their entitlement to benefits. Philip Fulton The high court's decision in Shannon Ferguson v. State of Ohio on Thursday overturned rulings made by the 8th District Court of Appeals and the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, which found the law unconstitutional for three reasons. Employers' advocates say the law protects against delays in workers' compensation appeals. Workers' advocates say it prevents worke...

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