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A League of ‘Extraordinary Women’

When working women – from CEOs to secretaries – meet to network, balancing “work v. life” issues is one topic that is sure to break the ice. Carol Evans, CEO and president of Working Mother Media, invites every woman in ...

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Workers’ Comp – Knee Replacement – Pre-Existing Condition – Aggravation (access required)

A claimant who suffered a work injury that aggravated her pre-existing condition, from her prior total knee replacement from a non-work-related medical condition, is not entitled to a 37 percent lower left extremity impairment rating, the Court of Appeals holds. ...

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Unemployment Comp – Misconduct – Store Manager – Food Purchase Rule (access required)

A circuit court exceeded its authority when it vacated denial of unemployment comp and ordered reinstatement of benefits to a convenience store manager who was terminated for violating a company policy about purchase of food while on duty; the Court ...

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Search & Seizure – Auto Search – Post-Surveillance Seizure (access required)

After conducting a two-week surveillance during which police observed defendant conducting apparent hand-to-hand drug transactions from his Jeep, police had reasonable articulable suspicion, under an objective standard to detain him, and his subsequent 25-minute wait for the canine unit did ...

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