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Narendra presents paper on proving disability in Workers' Compensation disputes

At a recent CLE addressing North Carolina Workers’ Compensation law put on by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Narendra Ghosh gave a presentation based on his paper “Proving Disability in Workers’ Compensation Cases.”… Read More
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Court of Appeals sides with Patterson Harkavy in Workers’ Compensation dispute

In Cole v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Joel Cole. Mr. Cole suffered severe injuries to his back in the course of his employment with the Defendant, and filed a Workers’… Read More
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Hank Patterson receives the 2014 Sarah H. Davis Excellence Award

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Hank Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from WILG

On October 7, Hank Patterson received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group. Hank received the award at the organization’s annual convention in West Palm Beach, Florida, in recognition of his mo… Read More
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Court of Appeals Rejects REDA Claim by Pro Se Plaintiff

In Fatta v M & M Properties Management, Inc. the North Carolina Court of Appeals heard an appeal by a pro se plaintiff of the trial court’s granting of summary judgement. Plaintiff worked for the company in one of their hotels as a property… Read More
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Rawls Prevails in Court of Appeals in Workers' Compensation Case

The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in favor of one of the firm’s clients in an appeal brought by the defendants. In Rawls v. Yellow Roadway Corporation, the Full Commission awarded Veran Rawls ongoing total disability compensation since… Read More
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Appeals Court Decides Two Workers' Comp Cases

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently published decisions in the following cases: In Coffey v Weyerhaeuser Co., the Court,based on N.C.G.S. 97-38 in the Workers’ Compensation Act, was tasked with determining “whether [Barber’s] d… Read More
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NC COA Addresses Exception to Workers' Comp Preemption

In Trivette v. Yount the defendant, a middle school principle, had a fire extinguisher removed from a classroom after a student had removed the safety pin and discharged the extinguisher. The fire extinguisher was brought to the front office to avoid… Read More
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NC COA Decides Handful of Workers' Comp Cases

Late last month, the North Carolina Court of Appeals published their opinions in the following workers’ compensation cases: Archie v. Kirk: The plaintiff worked for Edward Kirk changing billboard advertisements. Kirk provided necessary tools an… Read More
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NC Court of Appeals' Recent Workers' Compensation Cases

The North Carolina Court of Appeals heard two workers’ compensation cases on appeal and decided them earlier this month. The first, Mehaffey v. Burger King involved a manager at Burger King who suffered a compensable knee injury while at work.… Read More
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