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D.C. Court of Appeals clarifies the method to assign permanent partial disability awards

COURT OF APPEALS CLARIFIES THE METHOD TO ASSIGN PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY AWARDS UNDER THE D C WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT             Like many other workers’ compensation statutes, the D.C. Workers’ Compensation Act [Act] provides a schedule setting forth the amount of benefits that may be awarded for th… Read More
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Jordan Coyne LLP is pleased to announce that Padraic Keane has been advanced to Partner

Jordan Coyne LLP is pleased to announce that Padraic Keane has been advanced to Partner. A member of the Maryland bar since 2002, Padraic was admitted to practice in the District of Columbia in 2006, and Virginia in 2015.  He attended the University of Colorado (B.A. 1999), and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Am… Read More
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In Memoriam - James F. Jordan

James F. Jordan of Chevy Chase, Maryland, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2016.  Jim was born on February 9, 1933 in Washington, D.C.   He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Jordan, Sr. and Margaret Ellen Leahan Jordan, his sisters, Mary Margaret Jordan McKeever, Rita Bridgett Jordan Marshall, Joanne El… Read More
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Virginia Workers’ Compensation:  Injury After Clocking Out

In Jones v. The Woodlands, Inc., Jurisdiction Claim No. VA00001035833 (March 29, 2016), the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission ruled that an employee injured on the employer’s premises but after he had clocked out was not injured in the course of his employment.  The Commission reversed the Deputy… Read More
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Eastern District of Virginia rules on school restroom policy regarding transgender students

In G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, Civil No. 4:15cv54., the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia considered whether a school board resolution requiring that the use of male or female restrooms and locker rooms be restricted to those of the corresponding biological gender constituted impermissib… Read More
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Avoiding the Late Payment Penalty

Compensation awarded in an Order must be “paid within 10 days after it becomes due” or a statutorily mandated twenty-percent penalty shall be imposed. D.C. Code § 32-1515. In Daly v. D.C. Dep't of Empl. Servs., 2015 D.C. App. LEXIS 359, 12-13 (D.C. Aug. 6, 2015), the Court held that payment becom… Read More
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D.C. Workers Compensation Act Amended to Provide for Reversion of Third Party Claims

The District of Columbia Workers Compensation Act provides for an automatic assignment of the right to sue a third party to the employer if the person entitled to compensation does not file suit within six months after being awarded compensation in an order. D.C. Code § 32-1535(b). This provision had been… Read More
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Indemnification in Maryland

Frequently, when a party asserts a cross- or third-party claim, at least one count will assert that the cross- or third-party plaintiff is entitled to indemnification.  It is almost boilerplate.  However, Maryland law is fairly restrictive on the concept of indemnification, and frequently claims for indemnifica… Read More
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District of Columbia: Duties of Local Counsel

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has reminded the bar again that when an attorney undertakes to act on behalf of another person, no matter what the circumstances, he invokes upon himself the entire structure of the Code of Professional Responsibility. In re Thomas Fortune Fay, No. 14-BG-7 (D.C. March 19, 2015).&… Read More
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Virginia Legal Malpractice:  The burden of proving non-collectibility is on negligent attorney

In Shevlin Smith v. McLaughlin, the Virginia Supreme Court considered the issues of: (1) whether an attorney breaches the duty to a client by failing to correctly anticipate a judicial ruling on an unsettled legal issue; (2) whether collectibility is relevant to a legal malpractice claim when the alleged injury is the lo… Read More
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