On March 20, 2014, the Workers' Compensation Group presented an educational skit entitled “If I Only Had a Brain” during an inhouse client seminar. Issues relevant to brain damage claims were discussed in the context of a musical parody of “ The Wizard of Oz” which featured vocals by Leslie Whitten and Matt Riddle, and original lyrics and script penned by Robert Gruber. The seminar was well received and the Workers Compensation Practice Group has been booked for an encore presentation in August before the South Carolina chapter of PRIMA.
Wallace G. “Buster” Holland recently spoke to the Circuit Court Mediation Training School. This is the fourth consecutive time Buster has spoken to this group as guest lecturer; he spoke on mediation techniques as well as the new Workers’ Compensation regulation on mediations.
On October 25, Courtney Gruber, Robert Gruber, Matt Riddle, and Leslie Whitten presented “Lawyers, Liars and Liquor,” a mock workers’ compensation claim investigation and hearing, at the SCSBIT "Risky Business" Seminar in Myrtle Beach.
Wallace G. “Buster” Holland has been awarded the SC Workers’ Compensation Educational Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for all of his contributions to the association, as well as to the entire Workers’ Compensation system in South Carolina. Congratulations to Buster for this wonderful and well deserved honor and for his many years of service.
Matthew O. Riddle and Leslie M. Whitten’s article “Notice and Statute of Limitations Issues in Repetitive Trauma Cases” was published in the May 2011 issue of the South Carolina Lawyer magazine.
SC Workers’ Compensation Commission has announced a maximum compensation rate of $704.92, effective January 1, 2011.
Drake Rogers has accepted a request to join an ad hoc committee, being formed by Workers’ Compensation Commission Chairman Scott Beck, to examine the accuracy of the Commission’s current Net Present Value Table, which is used to calculate lump sum disability awards.
On July 17, Courtney Gruber, Robert Gruber, and Leslie Whitten presented “Lawyers, Liars and Liquor,” a mock workers’ compensation claim investigation and hearing, to the SC Public Risk Management Association in Columbia.
On May 9, 2012, Drake Rogers presented 10 Things Not to Do Once a Claim is Filed to the Palmetto Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).
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