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Kristel Kubis v. Community Memorial Hospital Association

July 07, 2017  |   By Alejandro A. Trevino  

Kristel Kubis v. Community Memorial Hospital Association, No. A16-0361 (Minn. June 28, 2017). This very interesting case became even more interesting after the Supreme Court overturned the full five judge panel of the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals when it held that the W.C.C.A. erred by substituting its own view of the evidence to overturn the Compensation Judge’s determination that the...

Thomas J. Bolstad v. Target Ctr./Ogden Corp., et al.

May 20, 2017  |   By Alejandro A. Trevino  

Thomas J. Bolstad v. Target Ctr./Ogden Corp., et al. W.C.C.A. No. WC16-5979 (May 5, 2017). The employee was an audio technician and stage manager who set up and tore down equipment for touring shows, performances, and sporting events at Target Center. He was also a member of a union, since 1975, through which he obtained (according to his own testimony) 20% of his overall work (away from Target Center)....

Debra Peterson v. Midwest Machine Tool, Inc.

April 10, 2017  |   By Alejandro A. Trevino  

Debra Peterson v. Midwest Machine Tool, Inc., No. WC16-6004 (W.C.C.A. Mar. 7, 2017) The Employee appealed the Compensation Judge’s determination that she did not sustain a Gillette injury to her low back. Substantial evidence, in the form of a well-founded medical opinion, supports the Compensation Judge’s determination. The Employee alleged that she suffered a low back injury after years of sitting...

MICHAEL G. RUTLEDGE v. TNT HOLLAND MOTOR EXPRESS, INC., and TRANSP. INS. CO./CAN and YRC, INC./USF HOLLAND, SELF-INSURED/GALLAGHER BASSETT SERVS.

June 13, 2016  |   By Alejandro A. Trevino  

MICHAEL G. RUTLEDGE v. TNT HOLLAND MOTOR EXPRESS, INC., and TRANSP. INS. CO./CAN and YRC, INC./USF HOLLAND, SELF-INSURED/GALLAGHER BASSETT SERVS. No. WC15-5838 (APRIL 25, 2016) Employers and their insurers appeal from compensation judge’s findings, in part, that (1) maximum medical improvement (MMI) was reached on November 27, 2013, for the 2013 injury; and (2) apportioning liability 50/50 between...

MAURICE JACKSON v. HAR NED LUMBER and SFM; and HAR NED LUMBER and AM. MOTORIST/MIGA; and HAR NED LUMBER and LUMBER INS. CO.; and HAR NED LUMBER and WORKERS’ COMP. REINSURANCE ASSOC.

June 13, 2016  |   By Alejandro A. Trevino  

MAURICE JACKSON v. HAR NED LUMBER and SFM; and HAR NED LUMBER and AM. MOTORIST/MIGA; and HAR NED LUMBER and LUMBER INS. CO.; and HAR NED LUMBER and WORKERS’ COMP. REINSURANCE ASSOC. No. WC15-5857 (April 20, 2016) The Employer, together with SFM, one of four insurers, appealed the compensation judge’s dismissal of the Appellant’s Petition for a Hearing on the Interpretation and Enforcement...

LINDA XAYAMONGKHON v. ISD 625/CCMSI

June 13, 2016  |   By Alejandro A. Trevino  

LINDA XAYAMONGKHON v. ISD 625/CCMSI No. WC15-5852 (April 19, 2016) The self-insured employer appeals the decision ordering payment of the intervenor’s bill for chiropractic services. The employer claims the bill should be denied based on the intervening provider’s failure to appear at the hearing.  The appeal raises the issue of an intervenor’s obligation to appear at a hearing when there has...