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.
A Texas story in 2017 documented a tragic situation in which Dr. Christopher Duntsch performed some surgeries. Several patients did not enjoy the outcomes they sought, two were rendered wheelchair-bound and ... Read More
Most Floridians will not have heard of Senate Bill 800 (SB800), which passed last spring (2017). But it is an important bill and potentially provides us important lessons.
I have heard complaints ... Read More
The Bond films are debated. Some see them as classics, others as celebrating a misogynistic attitude that is at best dismissive of women and some feel degrading and biased. More on that below.
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WorkCompCentral reported recently that the Massachusetts Advisory Councils Want Slow-Acting Judges Disciplined or Removed. The Advisory Council issued a report that noted a decline in "cases ... Read More
The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal recently rendered an interesting decision in Rosenwater v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 4D16-4015 [June 21, 2017]. The focus of the decision is on a contempt ... Read More
There are occasions when an assigned judge will no longer preside over a case. One example is when a judge grants a motion for "disqualification" (where some party(ies) request that the judge no longer ... Read More
What is the judge's role in a legal proceeding? This is a question that I have heard time and again over the years. I heard it again recently at a program that involved an attorney delivering a lecture. In ... Read More
I served on a panel at the Colorado workers' compensation conference this spring. IT was a tremendous program in an ideal setting at the base of Pikes Peak. Believe it or not, the subject of Marijuana came ... Read More
In June, the Florida First District Court published its opinion in Lewis v. Dollar Rent a Car. The case is instructive and interesting. Though it is an appellate court decision, it is not technically an ... Read More
Hard Liquor, Hard Bodies, Hard Times It is not often you hear about a workplace theft that piques your interest. It is rarer when charges related to that theft also include illegal distribution of anabolic steroids. And when the theft is ...