Nursing home investigator claims supervisors forced her to close cases

A San Diego nursing home whistleblower claims she was ordered to close cases prematurely by supervisors at the state’s Department of Health. Rose Espiritu’s lawsuit also alleges discrimination after she claims three of her supervisors discouraged her from seeking medical treatment for the severe pain in her wrists caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Espiritu claims […]

Early steps for effective workers’ compensation claim management

How an employer immediately responds to an alleged workplace accident will go a long way in successfully defending a workers’ compensation claim. There are a few steps that should always be taken to manage a legitimate claim, or to better the chances for defeating a more questionable claim. Here you will find some of the […]

‘Video killed the lawsuit star’

Last week, the 6th Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a retaliation claim based on a video of an altercation that the plaintiff claimed she had not started. The plaintiff in Witham v. Intown Suites Louisville Northeast LLC [pdf] was a hotel general manager who claimed that her former employer fired her after she sought workers’ […]

NFLPA tells agents to reject ‘inappropriate’ language in Rams contracts

The Rams apparently are staying in St. Louis. In one very specific, self-serving way. Per a league source, contracts being offered to new players state that the laws of Missouri, not California, control the relationship. The NFL Players Association has in turn instructed all certified contract agents to reject that term as “inappropriate.” Other language […]

Report: Los Angeles Rams still executing player contracts in state of Missouri

According to a Pro Football Talk report, the Los Angeles Rams, who relocated to California after the 2015 season, have been presenting contracts to free agents with a clause that reads that the contract was executed in Missouri. The speculation is that the Rams are attempting to get around California’s more stringent, pro-employee workers’ compensation […]

Former Bronx postal worker gets six months in jail for stealing $200K in workers’ comp scheme

Ex-U.S. Postal Service employee Maria Chmielewski will serve six months in jail after looting nearly $200,000 in workers’ comp benefits with bogus claims of agoraphobia and panic attacks, authorities said Friday. The 40-year-old Bronx woman was nabbed after taking a pair of holiday cruises to Alaska and Canada while illegally pocketing the monthly checks. New […]