Workers’ Comp Summit: Aug 25-27, 2019 – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Comp Summit!

The following information is from the completed event. Check back in the spring for updates on the 2019 program.

LIVE Appellate Division Argument

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Fifth annual edition, as the law unfolds before your eyes.

Comp Summit attendees will gain instruction by witnessing a live Appellate Division case. The appeal will be heard en banc (meaning with the full array of workers’ compensation administrative law judges, except for the original presiding judge who heard the case). This is designed to provide the audience with a good look at the appellate process and a discrete legal issue at the same time. You will witness arguments from the parties to the appeal, the interactive questions between the ALJ’s and the attorneys to the case, and learn about a discrete area of workers’ compensation law.

Case: Evelyn Dumont v. Mercy Hospital v. AT&T Mobility Services. WCB Appellate Division No. 17-55

Issues: The case raises several issues of interest: 1) the sufficiency of notice of injury to the employer; 2) the findings of an independent medical examiner, and 3) the aggravation of a pre-existing condition.

Administrative Law Judges: Tim Collier, Elizabeth Elwin, Glen Goodnough, David Hirtle, Sue Jerome, Evelyn Knopf, and Tom Pelletier

Attorneys: Chelsea Suvlu for the appellant AT&T Mobility Services and Douglas R. Lotane for the appellee Evelyn Dumont

Approved for CLE, CCMC, SHRM, and HRCI general (HR) credit.