Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 18
  • Jun
  • 2017

Alabama Ombudsmen Offering Set Schedule for Benefit Review Conferences

Ombudsmen Patricia Fraley and Ted Roose are now located in the new Career Center located at 3216 4th Avenue South (Birmingham). Because of this new location they are able to...

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  • 13
  • Oct
  • 2014

Alabama Court of Appeals Reverses Itself in Attorney Fee Case

On October 10, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in the case of Arthur Barney v. Elizabeth Bell, as personal representative of the estate of Maurice...

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  • 09
  • Aug
  • 2014

Alabama Court of Appeals Holds that Attorney Should not Take Fee in Workers Comp case and Third Party Case

On July 18, 2014, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Arthur Barney v. Elizabeth Bell, as personal representative of the estate of Maurice Bell, deceased, and...

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  • 31
  • Jul
  • 2009

COEMPLOYEE WILLFUL CONDUCT CLAIMS DO NOT ARISE UNDER THE ACT

Willie Jones v. Ray Ruth: On July 24, 2009, the Court of Civil Appeals reversed the Trial Court’s ruling that a settlement agreement barred the plaintiff’s claims against a co-employee for...

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  • 06
  • Jun
  • 2009

TRIAL COURT CANNOT LIBERALLY CONSTRUE A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AGAINST THE EMPLOYER

Matthew’s Masonry Company v. Edward Aldridge, Jr.: On June 5, 2009, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals considered the trial court’s interpretation of certain settlement language for a second time. The first...

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  • 20
  • Jan
  • 2009

AGE DISCRIMINATION DISMISSAL REVERSED

Marcus Lynn Whitson v. City of Hoover: On January 16, 2009, the Alabama Supreme Court considered this case wherein the employee settled his workers’ compensation case and then sued his employer...

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