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Depression not causally related to workplace injury (access required)

An employee was properly denied workers’ compensation benefits where she was unable to demonstrate that her psychological and physical diagnoses were related to the injuries she suffered in a workplace accident, and she failed to sufficiently demonstrate her efforts to ...

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Court does not second-guess credibility determination (access required)

An employer who argued the employee’s testimony was inherently incredible lost on appeal because the court does not second-guess credibility determinations made by the commission. Background On May 12, 2017, claimant was employed as an “outside plant tech” for employer. ...

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Conviction for failing to reregister as a sex offender upheld (access required)

Where an officer’s testimony and a record keeper’s affidavit demonstrated that the defendant missed a sex-offender reregistration date, and the defendant’s statements to the officer that he thought he had mailed the form in gave rise to a presumption that ...

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Product liability suit returning to state court (access required)

A case involving an allegedly defective hip implant is returning to state court after the court held that certain defendants were not fraudulently joined. Because the presence of those defendants destroyed diversity jurisdiction, the court returned the case to state ...

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Unexplained delay barred assertion of new infringement claims (access required)

A patent owner who brought a large number of infringement claims against a manufacturer was not permitted to amend its complaint to assert new claims after the manufacturer successfully challenged the claims before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, or ...

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