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Dismissal in Dante Hall v St. Louis Rams

Mr. Collins prevailed at trial by proving that a Choice of Forum clause contained in a different team’s contract should be enforced against the Applicant even though he was traded to the St. Louis Rams and played multiple games in the State with the Rams. The Trial Judge issued a...
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Dismissal in Christian Fauria v Carolina Panthers

Mr. Collins prevailed on a long running case in which he was able to defeat a claim by a professional football player that he had formed his contract in this state through the use of a California based Sports Agent. The WCAB, in its third separate opinion on Reconsideration,...
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Roy Hilton v Atlanta Falcons – Arbitration Decision

Applicant filed his claim over 35 years after retiring from the NFL in 1976. In the Application for Adjudication, CIGA was named as a party-defendant to represent the interests of Mission Insurance Company on behalf of the Atlanta Falcons. CIGA subsequently denied liability, and...
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Firm Prevails on Jurisdictional Case for Jacksonville Jaguars

The firm has prevailed on an important case for the professional sport franchises in Florida. Using Florida’s new law, FS section 440.094, the California WCAB declined to exercise jurisdiction over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the case of Torry Holt v. Jacksonville Jaguars. Torry...
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Firm Prevails on 3600.5(b) Defense; No CA Subject Matter Jurisdiction

The firm has successfully litigated a case at trial raising CA Labor Code section 3600.5(b) as a defense to bar the claim based on a lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The firm represented the International Basketball League in a CT claim filed by a former professional...
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Agent Alone Will Not Confer WCAB Jurisdiction

Great Divide Insurance Company, represented by Ray Correio of Pearlman, Borska and Wax, won an important decision on Reconsideration. The case of Junior B. Ioane vs the Oakland Raiders (click on the attached link for the entire case) held that the use of a California based Agent...
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The NFL Claim Problem is Written up in Smart’s California Insurance Report, May 1, 2010 Issue

Smart’s California has written an article addressing the NFL CT claims which have been proliferating in recent months.  The article correctly points out that this is a huge problem for the NFL teams and is only growing.  The article cites some statistics on known existing claims...
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Wesley Carroll Case Changes Everything on Jurisdiction

The firm has won a major victory in the Wesley Carroll case. Wesley Carroll was a case tried by another firm on behalf of the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals lost at trial and substituted this firm in to the case in order to file a petition for reconsideration. The issue was...
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