David Langham is the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims at the Division of Administrative Hearings. He has been involved in workers’ compensation for over 25 years as an attorney, an adjudicator, and administrator. He has delivered hundreds of professional lectures, published numerous articles on workers’ compensation in a variety of publications, and is a frequent blogger on Florida Workers’ Compensation Adjudication. David is a founding director of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary and the Professional Mediation Institute, and is involved in the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC). He is a vocal advocate of leveraging technology and modernizing the dispute resolution processes of workers’ compensation.
There will be no readers this morning who have not heard about Dobbs v. Jackson, ___ U.S. ___; No. 19-1392 (June 24, 2022). In a word, the decision is broad. One might struggle with the implications for ... Read More
In May, the Florida First District Court rendered an interesting and instructive decision in Ford Motor Credit Co., LLC v. Parks, 1D21-1130. It is not a workers' compensation case, but illustrates a ... Read More
In February 2022, the Florida Supreme Court rendered The Florida Bar v. Davis, SC22-105. The situation is intriguing, and came to me in a roundabout manner from my old friend Horace Middlemier, ... Read More
The news has been covering the challenges of COVID-19 vaccination. There has been significant disagreement among populations regarding whether to receive the vaccination, whether to force it upon those who ... Read More
In yet another interesting example of judicial interpretation, the California Court of Appeal has concluded that bees are fish. How could we miss a headline like that? Of all sources, it showed up in my news ... Read More