Legal News and Oddities
As 10th Anniversary of deadly fire looms, nightclub owners still owe workers’ comp fine
Ten years ago, excited music fans set out to see a show featuring the band Great White at the Station …Read More
Should we have unified federal workers’ compensation laws in each state?
You frequently see me use the term “Georgia workers’ compensation” on this site, but it occurs to me that you …Read More
Public sex act exposes California woman’s miraculously healed workplace injury
While the vast majority of workers’ compensation claims are not fraudulent (in a combined ten years of practicing on both the defense and plaintiffs’ …Read More
2012’s list of workers’ compensation cheats released, and it adds up to nearly $100 million
It’s that time again! Every year Leonard Jernigan compiles a list of the top ten most egregious cases of Employer and Insurer …Read More
In the wake of school shooting, Connecticut legislator seeks to expand workers’ comp benefits for first responders
Last month, a horrific scene met first responders at an elementary school in a sleepy Connecticut town. In the wake …Read More
Georgia appellate court decides patient/plaintiffs do not have to allow defense counsel ex parte meetings with doctors, but what about GA workers’ comp claimants?
In July of 2008, Francine Ehrlich began residing at a Georgia nursing home owned by the Emeritus Corporation. She needed …Read More
Is medical malpractice in Georgia going to mimic our workers’ compensation system?
In an effort to rein in medical costs and reduce medical malpractice premiums, Georgia physicians are weighing the merits of …Read More
Judge orders former Atlanta Falcons players to seek Georgia workers’ comp benefits
Back in March of this year, the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL brought suit against several former football players in …Read More
Emerging laws protect the internet privacy of employees and students
Way back in 1970, futurist and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke effectively predicted the Internet, describing it as a synchronous …Read More
Italian Supreme Court rules brain tumor + work-related cellphone usage = a valid workers’ compensation claim!
We’ve all heard the speculation about the potential harm common modern conveniences like cell phones and laptops can do to …Read More