Burton Craige and Leto Copeley are speaking this weekend at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice Mountain Magic Conference. Burton is leading a panel entitled "Collateral Attack on the Collateral Source Rule." He will lead a discussion about the national trend to allow defendants to introduce evidence of the amount actually paid for medical expenses, rather than limiting the evidence to the amount billed.
Leto will be speaking about employment law issues that workers' compensation practitioners should be aware of, such as the ADA and FMLA. Wage and hour issues are also important ones to consider. As this short paper prepared by Leto and Narendra Ghosh states, "Workers’ compensation practitioners should remain vigilant for potential wage and hour violations as they pursue claims for their clients. When getting information on a client’s average weekly wage, for instance, it is important to at least consider whether your client is getting paid fully, including for overtime, under the wage and hour laws."