Month: October 2013

Testimony Transcripts: Discoverable or Required to be Bought from the Court Report?

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10/11/2013Lowenstein, Neil S.

Sometimes facts in a case suggest the need to evaluate prior deposition or trial testimony. Does that make related transcripts subject to discovery production requests? Recently, Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent (Abingdon) said no, ruling instead that counsel needed to purchase a copy of the transcript from the court reporter who transcribed the testimony. This… Read more »

The Federal Goverment is Shut Down . . . Now What?

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10/06/2013Lowenstein, Neil S.

A seemingly simple proposition often misunderstood is that during a Government shutdown contracts remain in force; not all do. Therefore, the first and most important thing to do in determining shutdown implications is to review your contract. The second most important thing to do is to follow all applicable administrative requirements, including respecting required notices…. Read more »

Government Shut Down and Workers’ Compensation

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10/02/2013Vandeventer Black

With the federal government shutdown still in place, many of you probably have questions about its direct impact on your workers’ compensation claims. Two important federal government players are noteworthy. 1. U.S. Department of Labor. This includes the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) and the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP). These are the two… Read more »