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Black History Month

On behalf of the firm, the Diversity and Inclusion committee, would like to share with you some history about Black History Month and notable African Americans who have contributed to the legal profession in the very states that our firm serves. Black history month started more than 100 years ago in 1915 in Chicago, Illinois. […]

Coronavirus Update – Tennessee Law

Greetings, my colleague Ryan Mirian in our Nashville office was kind enough to put this together regarding compensability in TN. Ryan’s contact info is below, and also below are the GA and FL Tips. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) presents an interesting issue for Tennessee Workers’ Compensation claims with respect to causation. Given the increasing incidence of […]

Coronavirus Update – Georgia Law

Greetings, we have received some questions regarding the compensability of COVID-19 in Georgia Workers’ Compensation. My colleague Lexi Laufer in our Atlanta office was kind enough to put this together regarding GA law. The Florida analysis is below that, and I will be sending a TN analysis in the next few days. Lexi’s contact info […]

Coronavirus Update – Florida Law

Greetings, Well, I have started getting questions about COVID-19, the corona virus, and whether this could be compensable under Florida WC. There are two “presumptive” cases of the virus in Florida, meaning the formal diagnosis has not be 100% verified yet. In general, diseases and sicknesses are excluded from WC. However, the statute does give […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Updates (6/1/18)

Harbor Freight Tools, Inc. v. Patricia Whitehead JCC Humphries: Jacksonville District                 Opinion Date: May 18, 2018 OJCC Case: 16-019425                                              Date of Accident: May 3, 2015 E/C’s Counsel: Daniel Schwarz & Gina Jacobs    Claimant’s Counsel: Daniel J. Glary JCC Order: Click Here                                               1st DCA Order: Click Here Briefly: 120 Day Rule – […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Update (4/23/18)

FIRST DCA ORDERS Joseph Ryals v. Escambia County BOCC JCC Winn: Pensacola District                            Opinion Date: March 27, 2018 OJCC Case: 15-006425                                       Date of Accident: April 30, 2014 Claimant’s Counsel: Brian Carter                      E/C’s Counsel: Patrick Luna JCC Order: Click Here                                       1st DCA Order: Click Here Summary: Major Contributing Cause – Claimant suffered a compensable […]

Morgan’s Tip of the Week – SOL

Greetings, The 1st DCA just issued a good ruling regarding the Statute of Limitations, Ring Power Corp. v. Murphy, 17-1316. In this case, the claimant had a fusion with rods and screws in 2006.  He last had treatment in 2013, and when he filed a PFB in 2016, the Employer/Carrier denied the claim as the […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Update (1/19/18)

Edward Webb v. Quality Stone JCC Clark: Ft. Myers District                              Order Date: January 2, 2018 OJCC Case: 16-023827                                       Date of Accident: November 4, 2013 Claimant’s Counsel: Bill B. Berke                    E/C’s Counsel: Daniel R. Goodman JCC Order: Click […]

Briefly Speaking – AL Case Law Update (11/28/17)

Ex Parte West Fraser, Inc. (2017 WL 4081311 – Sept. 15, 2017) West Fraser petitions the court for a writ of mandamus directing the trial court to vacate its order finding in favor of Thomas on the issue of compensability.  The trial court determined that Thomas had not yet reached maximum medical improvement and should […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Updates (10/26/17)

By:                    Ryan M. Knight – Miami Contributor:   Tara Said – Pensacola To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, please email esantos@eralcides.com First DCA Decisions Rodney Puckett Jr. v. Vallencourt Construction JCC Humphries: Jacksonville District                 Opinion Date: October 10, 2017 OJCC Case: 13-018640                          Date of Accident: 06/14/2013 E/C’s Appellate Counsel: Kip Lassner & Daniel Schwarz […]