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Does 440.25(4)(i) apply to attorney's fees/costs claimed in petitions?

Recently, the First District Court of Appeal (“DCA”) answered this very question in Limith v. Lenox on the Lake. The condensed version is that 440.25(4)(i) which permits dismissal of ...
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So Florida workers' comp died on Wednesday, in case you weren't paying attention.

Acutally, probably not. But it makes for a catchy title, doesn't it? As you may have heard, a Miami Circuit Court Judge, Jorge E. Cueto, issued an Order on Wednesday which is sending a lot of ...
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66 2/3 % means 66 2/3 %

Stop what you're doing. We have all been simply multiplying a claimant's average weekly wage (AWW) by.6667 or apparently per this opinion, .66667 to determine a claimant's compensation ...
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Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg

As most of the Florida workers' compensation community now know, last Thursday saw the handing down of an opinion by the First District Court of Appeal which will, if it stands, have immediate and ...
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5 days - does it really mean 5 days?

Well, the First District Court of Appeal has now decided to weigh in on one of those small, but important, things which has been debated endlessly since the 2003 law changes - what does 5 days REALLY ...
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Be careful what petitions you file.

Although the case is not final yet, the First District Court of Appeal (First DCA) recently determined that regardless of whether a petition was filed in good faith or not, if the petition is ...
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Finally - something self-executing!

It seems like a lot of the decisions we've been getting out of the First District Court of Appeal lately have been engineered to increase litigation, rather than reduce it (the so-called ...
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Workers' Compensation and the Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

Well, the United States Supreme Court has now spoken and it appears the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 is now the law of the land. I don't want this to be a political ...
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Could Voluntary State Mediation Become A Reality?

It certainly could become a reality in the near future. The current proposed rule changes to the 60Q-6 Rules of Procedure for Workers' Compensation Adjudications contains language that would ...
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We're up and running!

Well, it has been a whirlwind of a month! Foremost I'd like to thank everyone on the team for all their hard work and personal investment in getting us moved and put together. This would never ...
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Welcome to our Workers' Compensation Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Orlando Workers' Compensation Blog. You can subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking here.
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