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Claimant’s fainting was not connected to work injury (access required)

Although the claimant had previously been injured at work, and then felt faint during physical therapy for that work-related injury, there was insufficient evidence to connect the man’s fainting to the injury. Background On Aug. 11, 2016, while undergoing physical ...

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Coal company’s carrier liable for employee’s black lung benefits (access required)

Where an insurance company first began providing coverage for a coal company one day before a miner resigned from the company, and the miner was first diagnosed with legal pneumoconiosis approximately one month later, the insurance company was liable for ...

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No sanction for argument that wasn’t clearly invalid (access required)

A defendant was properly sanctioned for raising arguments that the district court had already rejected, but he should not have been sanctioned for arguing that the class action arbitration waiver violated the NLRA and that the confidentiality provisions were unconscionable ...

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Medical school and doctors not liable for discrimination (access required)

A university medical school and two doctors did not discriminate, retaliate or subject the plaintiff doctor to a hostile work environment. Background Afraaz R. Irani filed suit against Palmetto Health; the University of South Carolina School of Medicine; David E. ...

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Drug manufacturer not liable after giving warning to physician (access required)

Where drug manufacturers provided adequate warnings to a patient’s treating physician but the treating physician did not make the patient aware of the risks of taking the drug, and the patient experienced a known side effect and died, the manufacturers ...

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