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Massachusetts Appellate Court Rejects Insurer’s Challenge to Benefits and Medical Expenses Reimbursement Award to Injured Officer

Although the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system allows injured workers to receive benefit payments, a worker who suffers a temporary or partial disability may be asked to perform light duty work by the employer until he or she is cleared to … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit affirms $8 million SOX Whistleblower Award

On February 26, 2019, the Ninth Circuit affirmed $8 million of an $11 million jury award to a former general counsel whistleblower, vacating his Dodd-Frank Act claim, vacating and remanding his Sarbanes-Oxley Act claim, and affirming his California wrongful termination … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Appellate Court Upholds Award of Benefits and Medical Expenses Reimbursements to Injured Patrolman over Insurer’s Objections

Work-related injuries at work can lead to devastating injuries, but many workers try to push through their pain so that they can continue working. In some instances, the employer may try to reassign an employee to light-duty work in order … Continue reading

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Michaels & Smolak Receives Pro Bono Champion Award for Providing Equal Access to Justice to Those in Need

Click on the image above so you can read it.  We honestly don’t do all the pro bono work we do for the recognition.  We do it because we want to give back. Nevertheless, it is nice to be recognized. … Continue reading

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SEC Awards Two Whistleblowers $50 Million, Including Third Largest Ever Individual Award

On March 26, 2019, the SEC announced that it was awarding two whistleblowers a total of $50 million for providing the agency with information that led to a successful enforcement action. The two awards consisted of an award to one … Continue reading

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