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16 Widener L.J. 199 (2006-2007)
Compromise Settlements under State Workers' Compensation Acts: Law, Policy, Practice, and Ten Years of the Pennsylvania Experience

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Copyright © 2007 by the Widener University School of Law
VOLUME 16                       2007                      NUMBER 2
Article
COMPROMISE SETTLEMENTS UNDER STATE WORKERS'
COMPENSATION ACTS: LAW, POLICY, PRACTICE, AND
TEN YEARS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA EXPERIENCE
David B. Torrey*
A.B., 1982, West Virginia University; J.D., 1985, Duquesne University
School of Law. Administrative Law Judge, Pennsylvania Department of Labor
& Industry; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law;
Creator and Co-author, 6-9 DAVID B. TORREY & ANDREW E. GREENBERG,
WEST'S PENNSYLVANIA PRACTICE SERIES, WORKERS' COMPENSATION: LAW
AND PRACTICE (2d ed. 2002 & Supp. 2006). This article has its genesis in the
author's project of analyzing all fifty state laws and practices concerning
workers' compensation compromise settlements. Articles or notes by the author
reporting on that research, on most jurisdictions, were published serially in the
Newsletter of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law
Section, volume VII, issues 72 (Nov. 2002) through 89 (July 2006). The
opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and are not to be
ascribed to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
The author extends his thanks to Judge David W. Henry, Michael E.
Relich, Esq., Barbara E. Holmes, Esq., Bradley K. Andreen, Esq., C. Robert
Keenan, Esq., Mr. David Wilson, Mr. Thomas McWhorter, J.D. (manuscript text
editor), and to his secretary, Mrs. Ruth Anthony, for the assistance they provided
during the preparation of this article. Thanks also to University of Pittsburgh
School of Law students Erin Crothers (2007), Rachel Felton (2007), and Rachel
Kotys (2005), for their research assistance. The author thanks, finally, the
International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions
(IAIABC), for its grant of permission to him to reproduce portions of related
articles he published in the IAIABC Journal. See infra notes 42, 129, 928.

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