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January, 2009:

Lucy Hall-Gainer Honored on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH), located in Sandy Springs, seeks to improve the quality of life of women and women with children by empowering them to break the cycle of addiction, poverty, and homelessness.  The house accomplishes these goals by (more…)

Playing the Percentages – Apportionment of Occupational Disease Claims

In general, the burden of proving an occupational disease is quite heavy.  One must show that a disease was caused by the job and nothing else.  If the disease (more…)

King Day: A Day On, Not A Day Off for the Ramos Law Firm

On January 19th, four members of the Ramos Law Firm, Tiffany Yamini, Adriana Sola Capifali, Lindsay Nail and Bridget Williams joined the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) in a volunteer project at the Mary Hall Freedom House(more…)

Recent Court of Appeals Decision – Death Benefits

The Court of Appeals recently published its decision in Sherman Concrete Pipe Co. v. Chinn, 283 Ga. 468 (2008).  Although limited in its application, it is an excellent (more…)

Why Can’t I Recover for Pain and Suffering?

One of the questions we hear all the time is why a claimant cannot recover for their pain and suffering.  The Workers’ Compensation Act provides a number of important benefits to the injured employee but does not allow for pain and suffering.  It can provide income benefits (more…)

Appellate Division defines “litigation expenses and fees”

In a recent appeal before the Workers Compensation Appellate Division, an employee argued that an ALJ erred in assessing paralegal expenses as a litigation cost.  Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 34-9-108(b)(4), (more…)

Legal Administration and Technology

On January 16, 2009, Gail Bailey presented Legal Administration and Technology at the Law Office Management for the Paralegal seminar offered by Institute for Paralegal Education.  This was telecast via the web so attendees were not only in Atlanta but nationwide.  Below you will find a link to the presentation material.  (more…)

General Law Office Administration

On January 16, 2009 Gail Bailey presented at the Law Office Management for the Paralegal seminar offered through the Institute for Paralegal Education.  At the seminar, (more…)

Why Hernias can Present Obstacles for Recovery

While it may not seem to make any sense, the Georgia Legislature has created a five part test in order to recover for hernia injuries. All prongs of this test must be met in order for a hernia to be deemed compensable (more…)

Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Partners & Sole Proprietors

Company stakeholders, such as partners and sole proprietors, may reap financial and other special benefits from the companies they work for but they are disadvantaged when it comes to Workers’ Compensation coverage. (more…)