Legislative Committee Studies First-Responder PTSD Data to Develop Standard

What standard should be used when first responders file workers compensation claims due to post-traumatic stress disorder?

That’s the primary question a public safety committee, appointed by the Arizona Legislature, will be tasked with answering. Among the 22-member committee is CopperPoint’s James Stabler, vice president and chief counsel; he is the only workers compensation expert on the committee. Continue reading

Court Unimpressed With Bad Faith Attorney’s Tactics

(Larson v. Hartford Insurance Co., Federal District Court, Order, Filed 5/8/15)

This case involves a bad faith claim filed on behalf of Christy Larson against Hartford in the Federal District Court of Arizona.

After Larson had presented her case to the jury, Hartford asked for the Court to rule as a matter of law in Hartford’s favor. The Judge granted the motion in Hartford’s favor, indicating the evidence presented did not support a verdict for Larson. Continue reading