Monthly Archives: June 2015

Shareholder Lora Northen Addresses National Workers’ Compensation Conference

Mt. Laurel, NJ – – Capehart Scatchard Shareholder, Lora V. Northen, Esq. recently spoke on “How to Settle Future Medicals and Comply with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act” at the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network’s (“NWCDN”) Spring 2015 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Currently serving a two-year term as President of NWCDN, Ms. Northen participated in […]

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Recent Win: Anitre Dorman v. Nordstrom

Client: Nordstrom Case tried by: John H. Geaney, Esq. The petitioner filed three claim petitions in connection with this matter.  In the first the petitioner alleged her occupational duties as a sales manager caused hand problems and left and right elbow problems, specifically ulnar nerve compression.  The compensability of the elbow claim was accepted.  In […]

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A Stronger Defense Against Motions for Medical Treatment: Why a Doctor’s Report may no Longer be Sufficient to Support a Petitioner’s Request for Treatment

By Daniel A. Abelson, Esq. The Appellate Division recently released its decision in the case of Amedeo v. UPS, No. A-1013-13T2 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 753 (App. Div. April 8, 2015). In Amedeo, the court reshaped the evidentiary standard for a petitioner to prevail on a Motion for Medical Treatment and/or Temporary Disability Benefits (hereinafter […]

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Merry-Go-Round Found Not to Be a Dangerous Condition under Tort Claims Act

By Betsy G. Ramos, Esq. The plaintiff Brianna Ackerman, a minor, was injured during recess, while using her middle school’s playground merry-go-round. In Ackerman v. Franklin Twp. Board of Education, 2014 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2978  (App. Div. Dec. 30, 2014), the plaintiff argued that the merry-go-round was a dangerous condition of the defendant Board […]

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Shareholder Thomas Walls Addresses NovaCare Attendees

Mt. Laurel, NJ – – Capehart Scatchard Shareholder Thomas J. Walls, Jr., Esq. recently addressed attendees at a conference sponsored by NovaCare in Burlington, New Jersey.  His presentation was entitled “The Industrial Athlete.” Mr. Walls spoke on recent cases and trends in workers’ compensation.  Additionally, he addressed workers’ compensation case law in New Jersey on […]

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