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How Credible is Your IME Report?

I recently appeared on a workers’ compensation case in which the claimant’s attorney had him complete a questionnaire after he attended an independent medical examination. I have redacted the claimant’s personal information and the doctor’s name to protect their privacy. So, you can review the form by clicking the link below. Download Claimant’s Review of…

201004.19
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Legal Help for Online Businesses

Inc.com reports: The American Bar Association recently launched a new website aimed at helping small-business owners deal with the complicated legal issues involved in running a business online. SafeSelling.org provides answers to frequently asked questions from owners about the creation, launch, and operation of an online store or e-commerce venture. It offers information on everything from obtaining…

201004.15
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Q: Aren’t Income Tax Payments Voluntary?

A: NO! “Under our Federal income tax laws enacted by Congress, every citizen or resident of the United States must file a Federal income tax return. They must also pay any tax due if his or her gross income for the tax year exceeds a specified amount.” See http://www.treas.gov/education/faq/taxes/liability.shtml. People get confused because those who earn below…

201003.03
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The Secret of Ho’oponopono: Ancient Hawaiian Method

Below are excerpts from the Article by Joe Vitale that originally started the flurry of interest in Ho’oponopono. It was recently passed on to me by the lovely and wonderful Brooke Emery. It couldn’t have come at a better time, considering my big trip to see my sister in Maui this year and some of the past struggles…

201002.19
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The Magic Solution for Workplace Conflicts

The 05/29/08 NYCOSH NEWSLINE contains an article by Liza Frenette that also appeared in New York Teacher Magazine on 05/22/08. In the article, Ms. Frenette describes a hazardous waste situation at a high school on Long Island, New York. According to her sources, the substances had been oozing and bubbling up through science classroom drains for up…

201002.14
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Celebrate All Love on Valentine’s Day, Not Just Love in Couples

Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing two very talented friends do more than share their performances with audiences. Each of them did so with a charitable spin. I love that! First, FCW Amy Clarke performed at Sidewalk Cafe to raise money for those in Haiti who are still suffering from the catastrophic earthquake. LA has been good to Amy, and…

201002.09
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Workplace Conflict Resolution Tip of the Month

When your employees are injured on the job, give them an instruction sheet in addition to the claim form. You may have published instructions in your employee handbook or communicated them at other times, but employees often lose their handbooks or forget to refer to them. An instruction sheet will give them timely reminders about…

201002.06
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Patent & IP Attorney Amy B. Goldsmith

This morning, I attended a continuing legal education course taught by Amy Goldsmith of Gottleib, Rackman & Reisman, PC. Aside from the fact that I love the firm’s domain name (www.grr.com) and how it reminds me of my growls when people get so protective of ideas they will probably never do anything with, I was tremendously…

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Best Practices for Adjusters

1. As soon as you get notice of a claim, complete all possible investigation so you can make an informed decision regarding compensability. 2. Accept only complete forms and reports. Return all others for completion. 3. Obtain documentary and photographic evidence. An assertion is speculative until supported by evidence in the form of documents, films…