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Occupational Exposure Case closed by Art Stevens

Art Stevens recently finished protracted litigation involving  a very technical “hard metal lung disease” case. The case was tried in the Oregon Workers Compensation system and, in the end, the employer/insurer did not choose to go to the Oregon Court of Appeals ,so the benefits to Mr. Young are finally established.  This  case demonstrates the […]

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Local Former School Teacher, District And Some Employees Face Lawsuit

EAGLE POINT, Ore.-A local school district, superintendent, principal and former teacher are all facing a lawsuit in federal court. The victims’ attorney, Tom Petersen with Black, Chapman, Petersen & Stevens, said they are all to blame for the alleged molestation of two local girls. Joel Heller, a former teacher at a Little Butte Elementary School, […]

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New Allegations Against E.P. Schools, Former Teacher

By Sanne Specht Mail Tribune A former Little Butte Elementary School teacher and counselor being sued for allegedly molesting young girls had a history of inappropriate behavior, according to sworn statements made by two former female students and a parent. The legal documents will be used as evidence to support a federal civil suit that alleges Joel […]

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Amateur Athletic Union moves to protect young athletes from sex abuse

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE | Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:45pm EDT (Reuters) – The Amateur Athletic Union on Tuesday announced measures to protect young athletes from sexual abuse after allegations of abuse were raised last year against a former president of the nation’s largest youth sports organization. The steps resulted from six months of study by two […]

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Most job injury costs not paid by workers’ comp

UC DAVIS (US) —Workers’ compensation insurance is not used nearly as much as it should be to cover the multi-billion-dollar price tag for workplace illnesses and injuries in the United States. Instead, almost 80 percent of these costs are paid by employer-provided health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other disability funds, employees, and other […]

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Misinformation fueling attacks on Disability program

By Former Rep. Charlie Melancon, (D-La.) – 05/29/12 11:41 AM ET “Cutting waste, fraud and abuse” is Washington D.C.’s most tired cliché. But it is also becoming perhaps its most dangerous. Elected officials across the political spectrum widely accept that the federal government needs to eliminate some of its bloated and redundant programs. Entitlement reform […]

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