You may recall that we recently blogged about whether the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act, a Federal law, preempts State law. A Maryland case quite succinctly addressed this question several ... Read More
An educational decision was recently rendered by the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals, styled In Re Atlantic Sounding Co., Inc.. It is a proceeding for a writ of Mandamus (seeking an order to ... Read More
There is plenty in the news to depress and exhaust us. That came back to mind this week when video surfaced showing a store clerk collapsing from a heart attack. Two teenage patrons ignored his distress, as ... Read More
I planned to proudly to stand on the stage at Comp Laude 2018. I was to have the honor of presenting the Magna Comp Laude award to a most deserving individual. A great many outstanding workers' compensation ... Read More
Sleeping with neck-down central nerve pain is difficult. But I do it — most nights.
I haven’t always been able to sleep through it. In the past, pain would consume my thoughts as everything ... Read More
This morning, October 9, 2018, I was scheduled to fly to San Diego for the Comp Laude 2018. Unfortunately, Michael has come to call in Florida, and for several reasons that means cancelling my ... Read More
A "lawyer's stock in trade is words." That is an adaptation of an Abraham Lincoln quote that "a lawyers' time and advice are his stock in trade." I like the "words" quote better, but I struggle to ... Read More
There's an evolving standard of relevance. Relevance is always a challenge for those who litigate. The challenge lies not in the definition we have, but in its breadth, and perhaps ambiguity. To some extent, ... Read More
Interesting Approach Recently I became aware of an interesting experiment by the SCIF, the State Compensation Insurance Fund.
Titled the “Injured Worker Incentive Program”, this SCIF program (see link below) ...