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"The Ever-Evolving Idiopathic Defense,” Risk Management
February 7, 2019

In an article published by Risk Management, Emily Truitt provided insight on idiopathic defense, traditionally meaning that if the cause of a workplace injury is unknown, it should not be deemed work-related. Although workers' compensation is considered a no-fault system, the idiopathic defense can provide employers with protection from injuries incurred in the workplace that are not truly causally connected to work.

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“Setting the Strategy Stage: Taking the Proper Claims Investigation Steps Early is Key to Managing Recurring Litigation Themes,” CLM Magazine
January 9, 2019

In an article published in the January 2019 issue of CLM Magazine, Trey Dowdey outlines the importance of an initial investigative strategy to move claims forward quickly and successfully. A thorough initial claims investigation can help spot potential issues early in the process and posture claims for efficient and successful outcomes.

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“Swift Currie Elevates Three Attorneys to Partnership,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta CityBizList, Metro Atlanta CEO
January 3, 2019

The elevation of Jessica M. Phillips, Rebecca E. Strickland and Calvin P. Yaeger was highlighted in the business section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 13 2019, as well as in Metro Atlanta CEO on Jan. 7 and the Atlanta CityBizList on Jan. 2.

“It is always a privilege to welcome hardworking attorneys into our partnership,” said Terry O. Brantley, the firm’s managing partner. “Jessica, Rebecca and Calvin are outstanding litigators who have achieved excellent results for their clients and have contributed to the firm’s success with their shared dedication to client and community service.”

Subscribers to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution may see the news in the business section of the Jan. 13 print publication, available here. For the full article in Atlanta CityBizList, please click here. For the full article in Metro Atlanta CEO, please click here. For the full press release, please click here.

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“Swift Currie Announces Arrival of Lauren Kamensky, Firm Total of 150 Attorneys,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta CityBizList, Metro Atlanta CEO
December 21, 2018

The arrival of Lauren P. Kamensky to Swift Currie’s Atlanta office was highlighted in the Sunday Newsmakers section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 30, 2018, as well as in the Atlanta CityBizList on Dec. 12 and Metro Atlanta CEO on Dec. 20.

“We are very pleased to have welcomed so many excellent colleagues during the past year who, like Lauren, share our resolve to consistently provide exceptional legal counsel to our clients,” Swift Currie Managing Partner Terry O. Brantley said.

Please click here to view the full article in Atlanta CityBizList and click here for the article in Metro Atlanta CEO. Subscribers to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution may read the news in the business section of the Dec. 30 print publication, available here. The full press release can be found here.

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“The Value of Safety Plans for Claims Management,” Risk Management
December 5, 2018

In an article published in the December 2018 edition of Risk Management magazine, Jeff Stinson advises employers on the value of creating and implementing a comprehensive safety program to prevent the potential for liability in workers’ compensation claims.

Because most federal and state workers’ compensation programs are no-fault systems, employees are generally going to be entitled to recovery through workers’ compensation under most circumstances regardless how reckless or ill-conceived their actions were. “However, most states provide a defense to employers and insurers if the employee is found to have violated a safety rule or neglected to use a safety device,” Stinson says.

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