In the last six months of 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court appeared to be gearing up for some big decisions. So far in 2019, that behind-the-scenes work is bearing fruit. As of the court’s handdown on June 25, the high court ...Read More »
A split Missouri Supreme Court ruled June 25 that permanent partial disability claims no longer can be brought against the Second Injury Fund following a 2014 change to the law, even if some of the claimant’s injuries predate the change. ...Read More »
Where an employer challenged an award of death benefits to a deceased worker’s son after he was substituted as a personal representative after the worker’s husband died, the evidence was sufficient to support the finding that the work-related ankle injury ...Read More »
Where an employer challenged an award of permanent partial disability to a worker who suffered from work-related tinnitus, the commission did not err in finding that an audiologist with a doctorate in hearing science was qualified to testify as an ...Read More »
Malam v. Department of Corrections (MLW No. 69364/Case No. SC95170 – 16 pages) (Supreme Court of Missouri, Teitelman, J.; Breckenridge, C.J., Stith and Draper, JJ., concur; Russell, J., dissents in separate opinion filed; Fischer and Wilson, JJ., concur in opinion of Russell, J.)Read More »
Lincoln University v. Narens (MLW No. 69030/Case No. WD79003 – 18 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Martin, J.) Appealed from the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (Brian R. Herman, Jefferson City, for appellant) (Brian J. Dean, St. Louis, for respondent).Read More »
Where an employer had a history of disregarding a temporary award made by an administrative law judge and evidence showed that a claimant who was permanently and totally disabled suffered hardship by being required to pre-pay and wait for reimbursement, ...
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