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Calling a Dog's Tail a Leg Does not Make it a Leg 09/17/2014
By: Julie Ferguson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 556 | 0
Through the years, we've devoted a few dozen posts about the issue of FedEx and its drivers. Here's the issue in a nutshell: FedEx thinks its ground drivers are independent contractors and the drivers generally disagree. For the 11 years we've been blogging, this issue has bee...Read More
Cross-Examining Shrinks; Leckart's 1st Rule 09/16/2014
By: Dr. Bruce Leckart
State: NA | Segment: Top | 524 | 0
There are many times when plaintiff and applicant attorneys, as well as defense attorneys, believe that a psychologist or a psychiatrist has severely under- or over-estimated a claimant’s psychopathology and/or psychiatric disability. For the past six years I have been assisting attorneys i...Read More
Court Holds Exclusive Remedy Facially Unconstitutional 08/20/2014
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 627 | 0
For some reason, I have found myself thinking of great comedians this week (veiled reference to the loss of one of America's greatest last Sunday). I am always a fan of those that make me laugh. One that came to mind yesterday afternoon is Jim Carrey and his portrayal of the Grinch in Ron How...Read More
CDC Reports: 1st Decline in Overdose Deaths in any State in 10 Years 07/15/2014
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 762 | 0 | Popular with Legal
New reports from the Centers for Disease Control show that progress is possible in the fight against prescription drug misuse and abuse.  Highlights from each of two reports released yesterday: From ...Read More
Compound Medications: A Killer Scam 07/10/2014
State: NA | Segment: | 1028 | 0
Compound drug use is exploding – so much so that Texas has changed their employee benefits program to limit reimbursement to $300.  They didn’t have much choice, as the Te...Read More
COA: At-Home 'General Fitness' Exercise Energy Compensable 07/09/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 493 | 0
Your humble blogger, before he hung out his own proverbial shingle and opened his own literal office, had the privilege of working for another law firm. One requirement of continued employment was a valid California Bar license, and one requirement of a valid California Bar license was keeping up wi...Read More
Curiouser and Curiouser 06/16/2014
State: NA | Segment: | 550 | 0
Santa Clara County and Orange County in California have filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, The Purdue Frederick company, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Cephalon, Johnson and Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Endo Health Solutions, Activis PLC, and "does 1 through 100, inclusive." The 100-page lawsuit is ...Read More
Cavalry (May Be) en Route on Dubon Issue 06/05/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 576 | 0
Put down that pen! Step off that ledge! Do not cave in on that medical treatment dispute!From the looks of it, the Dubon matter may have a new twist in the works – the WCAB recently granted reco...Read More
Coingate: The Gift that Keeps on Giving 05/06/2014
State: OH | Segment: | 392 | 0
Imagine, for a moment, that you hold the lofty position of inspector general for a major Midwest state. Imagine further that down the road and around the corner, before your time, way back in 2005, gross malfeasance and criminal activity happened in your state's Bureau of Workers' Compensati...Read More
Catastrophic Injuries 03/20/2014
By: Paul E. Pfeifer
State: OH | Segment: | 966 | 0
Dean Sziraki was employed in his family’s paving business when his world came crashing in on May 14, 1991. That day, while in the course of his work, he was injured in a one-car accident that resulted in catastrophic brain and spinal-cord injuries.He spent the next 16 years as a qu...Read More
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