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.
The Florida Supreme Court adopted significant changes to the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration by order entered January 21, 2021. The changes are effective March 1, 2021. One important ... Read More
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On February 12, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rendered an affirmance in Kottler v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, Inc., No. 20-12239; D.C. Docket No. 0:19-cv-61190-BB. The underlying case ... Read More
An intriguing decision was rendered by the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Decision in October 2020: Anesthesia Associates v. Weinstein Supply, A-5033-18T4 and A-5718-18T4. The case consolidates for ... Read More
For whatever reason, there are a fair number of people that have little interest in a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. I have spoken to some who are ambivalent, and others who are fearful. I heard from one ... Read More
In 2009, Martin Leibowitz and I composed an article that The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Section was gracious to publish in its quarterly News and 440 Report. It is an overview of the complex ... Read More