On December 28, 2020, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board issued a ruling affirming the trial court’s finding that no workers’ compensation benefits were due to the employee as he willfully violated the employer’s safety rules.
On August 17 the Governor signed the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act (“the Act”). Under the Act, an individual or legal entity (a "person") will not be liable for loss, damage, injury, or death (collectively referred to hereinafter as an "injury") that arises from...
Wendy Smith featured in CLM Magazine for a recent presentation at their CLM WC/RRH Virtual Conference.
Wendy Smith was a featured speaker in the ICS webinar series “COVID-19, The Influential & Crucial Global Pandemic”
Business Interruption Claimsin the COVID-19 World Tuesday, June 23nd 2020 - 2:00 PM (EST)Business interruption insurance policies have been around in one form or another for almost 100 years. During that time, our country and the world have gone through numerous...
Tricia Baxter quoted in Above the Law about the need to respect the right for employees to disconnect.
Patricia Baxter, Partner at Morgan & Akins, recently sat down with Ron Sykstus for his podcast, Next Lawyer Up to talk about her journey through college, law school and career choices. Mr. Sykstus is a very well respected attorney who has practiced in northern Alabama for almost 30 years. His podcast has featured interviews with attorneys from all over Country.
On March 13, 2020, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an (updated) Order in response to the state of emergency declared in the state and to observe “social distancing.” Proceedings in the state courts of Kentucky are restricted (effectively suspended/canceled)...
Following two and a half years of litigation, Nick Akins and Connor Sestak secured a favorable opinion from the Supreme Court of Tennessee Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel. In a case of first impression, the Panel determined alleged beneficiaries were...
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