The North Carolina Industrial Commission has ruled in favor of a worker injured in the June 9, 2009 explosion at the ConAgra Slim Jim plant in Garner, North Carolina. The worker, represented by Leto Copeley, suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, and his doctors say he is better and can now return to full time employment.
Leto Copeley recently gave a presentation entitled “Overcoming Post-Resolution Challenges” as part of the Workers’ Compensation Law Update continuing legal education seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute. The seminar was held at the North Raleigh Hilton on December 8, 2010. Leto discussed the significance of maximum medical improvement, the social security disability offset, appeals procedures, and
Leto Copeley is speaking this weekend at the “Mountain Magic” conference of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. A short paper by Leto and Narendra Ghosh of Patterson Harkavy states, “Workers’ compensation practitioners should remain vigilant for potential wage and hour violations as they pursue claims for their clients. When getting information on a client’s average
Two of Copeley Johnson Groninger’s attorneys have been named North Carolina “Super Lawyers” for 2010 in a recent study by Law & Politics magazine. The findings are published in the February 2010 edition of the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. Copeley Johnson Groninger’s 2010 North Carolina “Super Lawyers” are: Valerie Johnson — Workers’ Compensation Leto
In Hojnacki v. Last Rebel Trucking, the Court of Appeals reversed the Industrial Commission, and ruled that one of the defendant-companies, Last Rebel Trucking, was also one of the plaintiff’s employers under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The plaintiff, Mr. Hojnacki, was an interstate truck driver who was hired by Last Rebel Trucking, a local North Carolina