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Employer’s Choice of Weight-Loss Program Not ‘Imposition’ (access required)

Although a treating physician for a claimant who gained over 70 pounds after her work-related back injury recommended a residential weight loss program, employer countered with an offer to pay for claimant’s participation in a local Weight Watchers program, and ...

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Employee Struck by Customer’s SUV Proved Work-Related Injury (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed the commission’s award of temporary total disability benefits to a department store employee struck by a customer’s SUV while backing up to a curbside loading area. Employee worked in employer’s pick-up and receiving department. He ...

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Fully Paid Hospital Bill Over $300,000 Not Compensable (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed the determination of the Workers’ Compensation Commission that it lacked jurisdiction to order employer or its insurer to reimburse Medicaid for employee’s hospital bill which exceeded $300,000. Employee was severely injured in an automobile accident ...

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Doubting Juror Should Have Been Struck (access required)

Although the trial court tried to rehabilitate a potential juror who expressed a “preconceived notion” that “if you go to court ….you’re pretty much guilty,” the juror was not properly rehabilitated and should have been struck; the Court of Appeals ...

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