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Monthly Archives: July 2013
  • Court Of Appeals Finds Letter To The Bureau Could Be Construed As An Appeal Of An Administrative Decision

    In Alhamarshah v. Indus. Comm., 10th Dist. No. 12AP – 220, 2013 – Ohio – 2737 the Bureau allowed a claim, issuing its standard order containing language that an appeal must be filed within 14 days of receipt of the order.  Upon receiving the order, the employer faxed a somewhat ambiguous letter to the Bureau, which did not contain the words “Notice of Appeal” and which was not on a Commission or Bureau appeal form.

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  • Janelle M. Matuszak Walked For The Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Event

    Janelle M. Matuszak walked in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at the Women’s Distance Festival on August 3, 2013 in Maumee, Ohio.  Proceeds from the festival support local nonprofits such as Girls on the Run, WEN and Toledo Roadrunners Club.  For more information about this event, visit here.

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  • Tenth District Court Of Appeals Holds There Is No Intentional Tort Unless Claimant Can Show A Deliberate Intent To Harm

    In Johnson v. Cincinnati Insurance Co., 10th Dist. No. 12AP – 966, 2013 – Ohio – 2749, an employee died after falling from improperly secured scaffolding.  The employer did not order the deceased employee to perform the work on the scaffolding, although co-workers testified they thought they should perform such work to stay busy.   The court of appeals upheld the trial court’s summary judgment decision dismissing the case.

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  • Janelle M. Matuszak And Carolyn A. Davis Are Selected As Ohio Rising Stars

    Janelle M. Matuszak and Carolyn A. Davis have been selected to the 2014 Ohio Rising Stars list.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected for this honor by the research team at Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Bugbee & Conkle is proud to have these two “Rising Stars” on its legal team.

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  • Eight Workers’ Compensation Fraud Convictions In June; Social Media Helps

    In June, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation made eight fraud convictions, and according to a report to the Bureau’s board of directors, fraud investigations lead to more than $55 million in savings for the State Insurance Fund in Fiscal Year 2013.

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