Greetings

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I am Carson J. Tucker, Chair of the Appeals and Legal Research Group, at Lacey & Jones, LLP.

Lacey & Jones was founded in 1912.  We are located in Birmingham, Michigan and service local and global corporations, insurance companies, and individual clients providing unique and high-quality legal services in a variety of subject matters.

I can be reached at (248) 283-0763 (office) or (734) 218-3605 (mobile).

Lacey & Jones, LLP’s Appeals and Legal Research Group

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Lacey & Jones, LLP’s Worker’s Compensation Litigation Group

I have begun “experimenting” with on-line networking for my law practice.  Please check out my linked in biography, Carson J. Tucker, MSEL, JD on LinkedIn

I intend this blog to generally cover issues of appellate law, with some more targeted and detailed analysis of cases that are important to my clients.

There is a “File Room” drop down on the right, which contains specific subject-matter blogs that I hope to be updating.  For example, “May It Please the Court” part of the familiar introductory phrase in oral arguments before appellate tribunals will contain more general blogs about appellate law . . . the idea being that the “Court” in this case is the court of the viewing public’s opinion; “Starry Dices” a spin on the sacrosanct common-law principle of stare decisis should contain posts about the “lighter” moments of practicing law, but don’t hesitate to engage in more philosophical discussions here, either.  You can read more about me in the Background section.

Here are some of the cases I have handled: Carson J. Tucker’s Recent Appellate Cases

Thanks, please tune in and share your comments.

There is no legal advice intended or imparted by this blog.

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Insurance Carrier Covering Worker’s Initial Injury Wage-Loss Benefits May Apportion Liability for Wage-Loss Benefits With Insurance Carrier Covering Worker’s Second Disabling Injury Suffered While the Employee was Performing “Reasonable Employment” Work

In a published opinion after a remand order from the Michigan Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals has ruled that under the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act (WDCA), an insurance carrier responsible for paying worker’s compensation (wage-loss benefits) for an employee’s … Continue reading

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Employee’s Violation of Company Policy Regarding Computer Use to Access Flight Information for Airline Passenger Not “Disqualifying Willful / Wanton Misconduct” Sufficient to Deny Unemployment Benefits

In a published opinion issued on July 15, 2014, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a security guard’s access of a computer to provide an airline passenger information about a flight’s departure did not meet the legal standard for … Continue reading

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“[The] killings [of American citizens] undertaken in accord with the public authority justification were not ‘unlawful’ because they were justified”, Says Government Memo Outlining Legal Authority for Assassination of American Citizens Abroad

I started casually reading the Second Circuit’s opinion released yesterday, June 23, 2014, in the case of New York Times, et al. v. DOJ, et al, which includes a redacted version of the government’s now infamous legal memorandum outlining legal justification … Continue reading

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“Intentional Tort Exception” to Exclusive Remedy Provision of Workers Compensation Act Did Not Apply to Employee’s Claim of Injury by Allegedly Defective Machinery

Originally posted on Amicus Curious:
Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order summarily reversing the published decision of the Court of Appeals in Thomai.v.MIBA Hydramechanica Corp., et al, 303 Mich. App. 196 (2013), a case in which the Court of Appeals…

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“Intentional Tort Exception” to Exclusive Remedy Provision of Workers Compensation Act Did Not Apply to Employee’s Claim of Injury by Allegedly Defective Machinery

Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order summarily reversing the published decision of the Court of Appeals in Thomai.v.MIBA Hydramechanica Corp., et al, 303 Mich. App. 196 (2013), a case in which the Court of Appeals allowed a circuit court suit … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Declines to Address Court of Appeals’ Ruling Migrant Farm Worker Resided in Michigan for Purposes of No-Fault Insurance Coverage

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to review an appeal of the Court of Appeals opinion in Lorenzo Tienda v. Integon National Insurance, which held that a migrant farm worker who maintained no permanent residency in any state resided in Michigan for … Continue reading

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Workers’ Compensation Cases Must Be Heard and Adjudicated in “Locality” Where Injury Occurred

In Younkin v Zimmer et al, a 2-1 published opinion by the Court of Appeals, the Court affirmed a trial court’s decision to issue a writ of mandamus requiring workers’ compensation claims to be heard in the locality where the injury … Continue reading

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