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What Does Compensable Mean In Georgia?

January 05, 2006 BY Def Admin | General

"Have indemnity benefits been paid?" Often this is the first and only question people ask when evaluating whether a claim is compensable. There appears to be a misconception that compensable claims are established only by the voluntary commencement of indemnity benefits. ... Continue Reading

The Americans With Disabilities Act: A Private Entity's Duty To Avoid Discrimination Against Disabled Customers And Clients

January 04, 2006 BY Bonnie Morris | General

The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (hereinafter "the ADA") was promulgated to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The legislation has undeniably impacted American businesses. ... Continue Reading

Is Your Indemnity All You Expect It To Be?

January 03, 2006 BY Def Admin | General

Indemnity agreements don't always produce the results the drafters desire. Indemnity language can be very tricky, and drafting the perfect indemnity requires not only good drafting skills but an understanding of Georgia courts interpretation of indemnity language. ... Continue Reading

Insurer Ordered To Disclose Reserve Information

January 02, 2006 BY Def Admin | General

Departing from the majority rule, a federal court recently held that an insurer must disclose reserve information. Maiden Creek T.V., Appliance, Inc. v. General Casualty Insurance Company, 2005 U.S. Dist. Lexis 14693 (E.D. Pa. 2005). ... Continue Reading

Double Dipping –Claimants Entitlement To Indemnity Benefits And Paid Vacation

January 01, 2006 BY | General

It begins as your typical workers' compensation scenario: Joe Claimant sustains a back injury while on the job, and is subsequently taken out of work by his physician. However, Joe does not receive workers' compensation indemnity benefits during his time off, but instead, uses his accrued personal paid vacation, comprised of annual and/or sick leave. ... 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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