Category: Legal News and Oddities


Can exotic dancers get workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia?

Dancers in the adult entertainment industry are almost guaranteed to be classified by their employers as independent contractors for both tax purposes and workers’ compensation in Georgia. However, just because your boss tells you your injury does not qualify for workers’ comp–because you’re an independent contractor — doesn’t meant it’s true. Sometimes — and I’m sure this is  … Read more

When Dealing with Claims Adjusters, Always Read the Fine Print

Here is the story of one man, his company, and a rather unscrupulous claims adjuster. Kevin Miles, the sole owner and manager of Nebo Ventures, LLC, made his living helping various companies obtain and fulfill contracts with both state and local governments. In 2003, he was contracted by a larger company (formerly known as NovaPro,  … Read more

Moebes Law nominated for “Best Legal Blog” by The Expert Institute!

Atlanta, GA – The readers have spoken – Moebes Law has been selected to compete in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition. From a field of more than 2,000 potential nominees, Moebes Law has received enough nominations to join the 250 legal blogs participating in one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. Now  … Read more

Top 5 Settlements with the Biggest Contribution to the Public Interest in 2015

Corporate America and irresponsible government officials put down trial lawyers who are constantly fighting for the deserved rights of their clients time and time again. This is because when these corporations break the law or behave recklessly, someone needs to hold them accountable for their actions, and trial lawyers are the ones who do so.  … Read more

Let’s not cash a dead person’s workers’ comp checks, ok?

A lady in Macon named Barbara was getting workers’ compensation indemnity benefits and died.  Not wanting to see these checks go to waste, her daughter, April, decided to start cashing the future checks and keeping the money for herself.  This was a bad idea. What April should have done was notify the workers’ comp insurance  … Read more

2014’s top instances of workers’ comp fraud (and a Georgian made it!)

Every year, I enjoy seeing the fruits of North Carolina lawyer Leonard Jernigan, Jr.’s research regarding workers’ comp fraud in the U.S., especially since most people thing this type of thing is perpetuated by claimants, when year after year, billions of dollars of fraud are actually committed by the employers who gripe about injured workers’  … Read more

Georgia Employer Cited After Worker’s Death

Jack Smiley of Smiley Plaster Co. can attest that ignorance, or the appearance thereof, is not necessarily bliss. In September 2013, a 42-year-old worker fell to his death while applying stucco to a pre-existing building on the campus of East Georgia State in Swainsboro. After conducting a thorough investigation of the fatality, the Occupational Health  … Read more