Fried, Kane, Walters, Zuschlag and Grochmal 625 Stanwix Street, Suite 1404
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone 412-261-4774
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CountyAllegheny
Type Of PetitionJoinder
Type of Injury or ConditionLumbar sparin versus disc herniation
Date of Decision6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Litigated OutcomeThe WCJ dismissed the Joinder Petition
Defense Expert 
DefendantHome Not Alone Caregiver Services
Defense CounselRhonda A. Rudman
RemarksWe had entered into a compromise and release of this claim in 2005, which was approved by workers' compensation judge. In 2013, claimant filed a Claim Petition against her new employer and their workers' compesnation insurance carrier filed a Joinder Petition against our client. We immediately submitted the prior C&R documents and motioned for dismissal. The judge scheduled hearing for argument and agreed with our position that dismissal was warranted where all liability against our client had been properly extinguished by way of C&R.
Anticipated Savings$15,000.00 per year for claim of disability benefits.