Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 03
  • Jun
  • 2014

Alabama Supreme Court Now Decides To Stay Out Of Work-Product Issue

In Ex parte Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., released on September 27, 2013 (summarized on our blog September 28, 2013), the Alabama Supreme Court granted the employer’s petition for writ of...

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  • 28
  • Sep
  • 2013

Alabama Supreme Court Says Post-Accident Investigation Reports are not Always Protected as Work Product

On September 27, 2013, the Alabama Supreme Court released its opinion in Ex parte Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. wherein it addressed the discoverability of post-accident investigation reports.�� The subject report...

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  • 15
  • Oct
  • 2010

NY Judge Grants Discovery of Facebook and Myspace Postings

 Acting Justice Jeffrey Arlen Spinner has ruled that a plaintiff must give a defendant access to private postings from two social networking sites that could contradict claims she...

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  • 06
  • Jul
  • 2010

Is it Necessary to Secure a Separate HIPAA Release to Disperse Records to an Expert Witness?

Although workers' compensation matters are exempted from HIPAA, it is a regular practice to have the claimant sign HIPAA releases so that the employer's attorney can review all of the...

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  • 15
  • Oct
  • 2009

MISSING DOCUMENTS USED TO PROVE CASE

An interesting development from another jurisdiction. On October 8, 2009 a New York appeals court agreed with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board that a data entry employee should have...

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  • 01
  • Oct
  • 2009

FACEBOOK INFORMATION PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW

This is an update to a story from a few months ago in which we noted that the Philadelphia Bar Association issued an advisory that stated that it is unethical...

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  • 11
  • May
  • 2009

CANNOT USE FRIENDS TO ACCESS FACEBOOK AND MYSPACE PAGES

In a March advisory opinion, the Philadelphia Bar Association stated that it is unethical to gain access to a witness’ social networking web site by using a "friend" not affiliated...

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