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T. Thomas Metier

When Can an Employee Re-open a Settlement Based on Mutual Mistake of Material Fact?

The late discovery of a fracture in England’s scapula was previously unknown, but was definitely a material fact.

T. Thomas Metier

Nebraska Workers’ Comp Decision Turns on Medical Opinion of Causation

The appeals court found the compensation court’s decision to be “clearly wrong,” as Hintz did present medical evidence that his injury was the result of the November 13 work accident.

T. Thomas Metier

When Can an Insurance Company Stop Paying Long-Term Benefits?

Johnson’s doctors claimed she could not work. LINA’s doctor claimed she could, with accommodations, and LINA denied the claim.

T. Thomas Metier

When is Denial of Disability Benefits Justified? How is the Determination Made?

The Court reversed the denial of Mason’s disability claim, and because Reliance already had two chances to get the assessment right, no remand was justified.

Staff Writer

4 Killed in Chemical Plant Explosion

On Wednesday, December 19th, four workers were killed during a massive explosion at a chemical plant in Jacksonville, Florida. 14 others were injured as well.T2 Laboratories Inc. Plant makes chemical solvents and fuel additives. It is still unclear on what actually caused the explosion.The chemicals at the plant made the environment “incredibly dangerous for the first responders,” stated Tom…

Chrissie Cole

Medical Contract Bill Signed into Law

On Friday, Colorado became the first state to require health insurers to use a standard managed care contract while negotiating with health care providers.Gov. Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 79, sponsored by Sen. Steve Johnson, R-Fort Collins, which marks a fundamental shift in the state government’s involvement in private medical care contracts. Supporters say it will reduce costs by creating…