You ain’t heard nothin’ yet: let’s talk about employer liability, the “exclusivity rule,” third-party litigation, and indemnification.

By: Taranae J. Hashemi

New Jersey, like most states, requires that in order to prevail in a personal injury action the accused must be found at fault for causing the injury alleged. That is, unless you are an employee attempting to sue your employer. Say hello to the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Act, legislation through which a “tit-for-tat” relationship is established between the employer and employee.

“Star Wars” or Tincher v. Omega Flex: Will Disney or Pennsylvania Courts Add More Chapters to Their Respective Legacies?

By: Patricia J. Baxter and Nate R. Bohlander

For those who practice in the field of strict product liability, the name “Tincher” has become more synonymous with a seemingly endless string of decisions and appeals than anything else. The only saga with more sequels in the past few years is the “Star Wars” franchise.

Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Awards Attorney Fees at Expedited Hearing. 

By: Connor Sestak

Recently, the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (“Appeals Board”) in David Thompson v. Comcast Corporation, et al., awarded the employee attorneys’ fees due to the employer’s failure to authorize the recommended treatment for pain management. This is the first decision of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board awarding attorney fees since the statutory provision was implemented in July 2016.