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Don't Just Sit There: Documents That Require Fast Action

April 10, 2017 BY Christopher Jackson | Workers Compensation

One thing that makes workers' compensation unique relative to other fields of law is how quickly cases move. Georgia's workers' compensation system is designed so that cases, and issues within those cases, move through the system quickly. This attribute contributes to the greater purpose of the entire system: to help claimant's recover from their injuries and get back to work as safely and quickly as possible. ... Continue Reading

Failure to Take "Reasonable Steps" to Preserve Electronically Stored Information May Cost Your Client

April 10, 2017 BY Melody Kiella | General Liability

In December 2015, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), which concerns a party's failure to preserve electronically stored information ("ESI"), was amended because it did "not adequately address the serious problems resulting from the continued exponential growth [of ESI]". ... Continue Reading

Pre-Suit Settlement of Minors' Claims

April 10, 2017 BY Jason Prine | General Liability

The majority of claims are settled by claims professionals without involving attorneys or litigation. These settlement agreement are contracts. Generally, contracts entered into by minors are voidable at the election of the minor when she reaches the age of majority. ... Continue Reading

The Use of Employment Services as an Alternative Form of Light-Duty Tenders for the Unwilling or Reluctant Employer

April 10, 2017 BY Bryant Speed | Workers Compensation

There are a few extra conditions that must be considered when utilizing this method of tendering light-duty employment. ... Continue Reading

Willful Misconduct: Practical Considerations for Employers

February 06, 2017 BY Def Admin | Workers Compensation

The willful misconduct defense is one that is notoriously difficult to successfully assert, but there are a few actions that an employer can and must take before an accident even occurs in order to protect an employer/insurer's ability to assert this defense in a claim involving employee misconduct. ... Continue Reading

The Journal is a publication for the clients of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP. It is written in a general format and is not intended to be legal advice to any specific circumstance. Legal Opinions may vary when based upon subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. 

Editorial Board:

H. Michael Bagley
(Editor-in-chief)

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