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Thursday, September 18, 2014

There's No Other Place I Wanna Be

Today's post is shared from Judge David Langham and I would encourage to read his blog at: David Langham is the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims and Division of Administrative Hearings. 

I check the Florida Supreme Court opinions each Thursday. Florida's District Courts of Appeal issue their decisions when they are made. If you are interested in them, you can sign up on their sites to receive email notifications (access them through Unlike Florida's District Courts, the Supreme Court releases their opinions on a schedule, each Thursday, which provides some regularity to the process.

Watching the Supreme Court is not usual in Florida Workers' Compensation. There has not been much regarding substantive workers' compensation issues from this Court since 2009 when they decided Murray v. Mariner Health, 994 So.2d 1051. Before that, there was Sanders v. City of Orlando, 997 So.2d 1089 in 2008. Looking for a substantive workers' compensation case in the Florida Supreme Court before that might take you back to Aguilera v. Inservices, Inc., 905 So.2d 84 in 2005.

There have been some other cases on the subject, which were arguably not exactly substantive workers' compensation cases, but touched the subject. They are interesting reading nonetheless, such as Saleeby v. Rocky Elson Const., Inc., 3 So.3d 1078 in 2009,Bakerman v.The Bombay Company, 961 So.2d 259 in 2007,Summit Claims Management Inc. v. Lawyers Exp. Trucking, 944 So.2d 339 in 2006, Florida Division of Workers' Compensation v. Cagnoli, 914 So.2d 950 in 2005 and Taylor v. School Board of Brevard County, 888 So.2d 1 in 2004.

So, over a ten year period, something perhaps...

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