By Jane Salem, staff attorney, Court of Workers' Compensation Claims, Nashville When Judge Marshall L. Davidson, III, reported for his first day as presiding judge of the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, he entered the building and asked the guards how to find the appellate court clerk’s office. They looked puzzled and told him there … Continue reading Good Bye and Good Luck, Judge Davidson
By Jane Salem, staff attorney, Nashville As every trial attorney knows, getting evidence in front of the judge, or keeping it out, can make the difference between winning and losing. With passage of the Reform Act came adherence to the Tennessee Rules of Evidence in the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims. This was a significant … Continue reading Your Honor, The Evidence Will Show…
On October 1, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board will return to the Tennessee Supreme Court in Nashville to hear arguments in the following cases: Tennyson Order Compelling Deposition; Ailshie v. TN Farm Bureau Federation; Clay v. Signature Healthcare; and, Caldwell Order Compelling IME. Arguments begin at 9:00 a.m. Click here for more information.
The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board plans to hit the road again soon for more oral arguments. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the three-judge Board will travel to Memphis for the first time. First up there is Butler v. AAA Cooper Transportation, where the Board will take another look at idiopathic injuries and the willful misconduct … Continue reading Appeals Board Schedules More Arguments
By Jane Salem, staff attorney, Nashville; photos by Anna Sudberry, Communications Coordinator, Nashville Does the discovery rule as it relates to the one-year statute of limitations remain viable under the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act? Attorneys responded to vigorous questioning on this and other weighty legal issues from three cases at the most recent oral … Continue reading Appeals Board Examines Discovery Rule
By Jane Salem, Staff Attorney, Nashville Welcome back to our review of Appeals Board decisions for the first half of 2017. Now that we've celebrated the Fourth, it's time to start shopping for back to school, right? Last week, we looked at causation. This post will be about everything else. Turning first to some of … Continue reading Appeals Board Opinions Recap, Part Two
By Jane Salem, Staff Attorney, Nashville July 1 marks the third year of the effective date of the Reform Act. Happy birthday to the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims; the Appeals Board is a month away from its birthday. July also means the year is already half over, which makes it a suitable time to … Continue reading Looking Back at 2017’s Causation Cases — So Far
The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, a publication of the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Ark., recently published Appeals Board Presiding Judge Marshall Davidson's scholarly article entitled Attracting Undue Scrutiny on Appeal: An Appellate Judge's Perspective. The article offers suggestions for trial judges on ways to avoid drawing attention to areas within … Continue reading Presiding Judge Davidson Pens Law Review Article