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Grimm v. Vortex Marine Construction
United States Ninth Circuit
Workers' Compensation
Held that a construction worker could not proceed with an action against his former employer to enforce a Department of Labor order requiring payment...
04/16/2019 18-15104
Jackpot Harvesting, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Insurance Law, Workers' Compensation, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Affirmed the denial of a motion to compel arbitration of an insurance dispute. A company that sued its workers' compensation insurer over premium...
03/28/2019 H044953
Jorge-Chavelas v. Louisiana Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co.
United States Fifth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Workers' Compensation, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a sugarcane farm had no statutory immunity from a tort lawsuit brought by two injured cane planters. Louisiana workers' compensation laws...
03/07/2019 18-30388
Iopa v. Saltchuk-Young Brothers, Ltd.
United States Ninth Circuit
Workers' Compensation, Administrative Law
Held that a claimant waited too long to file a petition for attorney fees after successfully litigating claims for temporary disability benefits under...
03/04/2019 17-70415
Global Linguist Solutions, LLC v. Abdelmeged
United States Ninth Circuit
Military Law, Workers' Compensation
Upheld a Benefits Review Board decision that a linguist who supported the military in Iraq was entitled to workers' compensation under the Defense...
01/16/2019 17-72516
Luxor Cabs, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Co.
California Court of Appeal
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Insurance Law, Workers' Compensation
Held that an insurance company could not force an insured taxi cab company to arbitrate a workers' compensation insurance dispute. Affirmed the denial...
01/03/2019 A147962
People v. Hamilton
California Court of Appeal
Workers' Compensation, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a former U.S. Postal Service employee's conviction of fraudulently obtaining workers' compensation benefits. The California insurance fraud...
12/21/2018 D073034
Cruz v. National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.
United States Ninth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Workers' Compensation
Held that a ship repair worker who had collected workers' compensation from a staffing firm for her injuries could not bring a tort suit. She had sued...
12/19/2018 17-55441
City of Petaluma v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
California Court of Appeal
Workers' Compensation
In a workers' compensation case, held that a law enforcement officer's vision loss in one eye should be apportioned 15 percent to an on-the-job injury...
12/10/2018 A153811
Cristain v. Hunter Buildings and Manufacturing, L.P.
United States Fifth Circuit
Workers' Compensation, Labor & Employment Law
Reinstated an employee's claim that he was fired for filing a workers' compensation claim, in violation of the Texas Labor Code. Reversed a judgment...
11/14/2018 17-20667

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