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Friday, July 19, 2024

Senate Blasts Amazon Over High Injury Rates

According to an interim investigation report by Senator Bernie Sanders and the Senate HELP Committee into Amazon's warehouse safety practices, warehouse workers continue to suffer excessive occupational injuries. The report focuses on peak seasons like Prime Day and the holiday season.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Student Athlete Employment Status Still A Coin Toss

Tangible benefits produced by "amateur" college athletes to identifiable institutions, ie. NCAA Colleges are held to deserve compensation. The Third Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled recently as it analyzed employment status.

Saturday, July 13, 2024

No Duty to Defend Intentional Tort Claim

In a per curiam opinion, the NJ Appellate Division affirmed that a workers’ compensation insurance company is not required to defend an intentional tort claim following a Section 20 resolution.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

FTC Report Strikes at the High Cost of Drugs

The US Federal Trade Commission [FTC] report "Pharmacy Benefit Managers: The Powerful Middlemen Inflating Drug Costs and Squeezing Main Street Pharmacies" examines the influence of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in the pharmaceutical industry.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The Predicted Active Hurricane Season Stirs Trouble

An active hurricane season can significantly impact the workers' compensation system in terms of claims and losses. 

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Expert’s Published Study Protected Speech

A Federal Court held that the statements in a published academic article authored by a plaintiff’s expert were not actionable because they were either statements of opinion or because they were protected by the First Amendment.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Trench Injury Not an Intentional Wrong

A Federal Court held that injuries sustained while cleaning a trench conveyor trim removal system at a paper manufacturing facility did not meet the threshold test for an intentional tort.