Monthly Archives: May 2014
  • Employer is Entitled to Judgment When Claimant Fails to Re-File Complaint

    In Donini v. Manor Care Inc., 2014-Ohio-1767, the employer appealed the allowance of an additional condition to court pursuant to R.C. 4123.512.  Prior to trial, the employer and claimant stipulated to a dismissal of the complaint.  Under Ohio’s saving statute, the claimant had one year to re-file the complaint.  However, the claimant failed to re-file the complaint within one year and the employer moved the trial court for judgment.

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  • Comp Connection Volume 14 No. 3

    Comp Connection Vol. 14, No. 3.pdf
    Will the Supreme Court Ever Hear a Substantial Aggravation Case?
    In the January, 2014 Comp Connection, we reported that Harrison v. Panera, 2013-Ohio-5338 had been appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court as a discretionary appeal. Harrison was a case in which the employer appealed the trial court’s determination the claimant produced sufficient evidence to support a finding of substantial aggravation under R.C. 4123.01.

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  • Bugbee & Conkle Introduces Its Client Portal!

    Bugbee & Conkle is proud to announce the launch of its Client Portal.  The Client Portal is designed to enable the exchange of large data files between Bugbee & Conkle and its clients and vendors in a convenient, efficient, and secure manner.  Any file or aggregate of files containing more than 10 megabytes (MB) of data cannot be sent in a single email.

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  • Court of Appeals Finds Claimant Did Not Voluntarily Abandon Employment

    In State ex rel. Jones v. Indus. Comm., 2014-Ohio-1528, the employer terminated the claimant for slapping a resident at the retirement home where the claimant worked.  After becoming re-employed for a couple of weeks, the claimant alleged she became disabled due to back pain, and applied for temporary total disability compensation.  The Commission denied the motion, finding the claimant voluntarily abandoned her employment and failed to make a good faith return to employment.

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  • Portal Training Video

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