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Court Rejects Carrier's Claim of Misconduct by Judge

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 232 | 0 | 9 min read

A New York appellate court ruled that a workers’ compensation law judge who made a joke about consulting with “an en banc panel” did not engage in misconduct warranting the rescission of her decision. Case: Matter of Cottrell v. Kawasaki Rail Car Inc., No. 530857, 02/04/2021, published. Facts and procedural history: Cornelius Cottrell worked for Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. He suffered injuries while at work in May 2000. Cottrell established his entitlement to benefits for injuries to his neck, cervical spine and lumbar spine. His benefits were later suspended due to a lack...

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