After nearly two years since Michael Heaston’s death, his family will receive $1.4 million from the city of Columbia, MO as a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. On July 12, 2010, a city bus made a left-hand turn, without noticing Mr. Heaston on his motorcycle. After unsuccessfully trying to avoid the collision, Mr. Heaston was […]
In Evans v. Hendrick Automotive Group, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that defendants improperly appealed a non-final decision of the Industrial Commission, and dismissing their appeal. Ms. Evans was an office manager for a Hendrick dealership in Texas. She was injured during a business trip to Charlotte, while she was walking back from an employer-sponsored dinner […]
The North Carolina Supreme Court denied the defendants’ petition for discretionary review (PDR) in Taylor v. Town of Garner. The Court of Appeals decided earlier this year that Officer Taylor is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from the Town of Garner for the injury he suffered while working as a mounter officer at an N.C. […]
On Friday, August 20, 2010, a Cleveland County jury returned a unanimous verdict for our client, Danny Rhodes. Danny was injured at work in 1992 while working for a long haul trucker for Hersek Express Incorporated. Since Hersek had no workers’ compensation insurance, Danny had to get a judgment from a Superior Court judge. When he […]
In Taylor v. Town of Garner, the Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Industrial Commission, agreeing that Officer Taylor is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from the Town of Garner for the serious injury he suffered while working as a mounted officer at an N.C. State football game. Because Officer Taylor was working pursuant […]
The Fourth Circuit affirmed the trial court’s decision for the union in United Steelworkers, Local 850L v. Continental Tire. The Court agreed with the union that the dispute over pension and health benefits had to submitted to arbitration.