JERRY R. NEWMAN
Farmington Hills, MI
Jerry has conducted seminars for legal and claims professionals on Michigan Workers’ Compensation law and investigations, as well as subrogation procedures and investigations.
§ In Salloum v. Connor’s Family Restaurant, the plaintiff alleged he injured his back as a result of an unwitnessed and unreported slip in the restaurant’s walk in cooler. His treating doctor’s records had no history of a work-related incident or injury. The treater also testified that four months after the alleged incident, the patient reported his back no longer bothered him. Medical records from previous medical providers showed a long history of treatment for back problems and complaints. During his trial testimony, plaintiff gave many responses which caused the Magistrate to seriously question his credibility. All benefits were denied.
§ In Thommen v G & L Construction, the plaintiff suffered a serious crush injury to his foot in 1984. He continued to work for many different employers who were added to the case by the employer where the incident occurred. There was no showing of either a new injury or aggravation of the underlying condition while working for our client. As a result, our motion to dismiss was granted in the Magistrate’s Order and Opinion.
State Bar of Michigan (Workers Compensation Section)
Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors, Turnberry Park Home Owners Association
Texas (inactive status)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
South Texas College of Law, J.D.
University of Rochester, B.A.
“Changes to Michigan’s Workers’ Compensation Act“, KPD Legal Advisory (January 9, 2012)
“Help! I’ve Fallen at Work in Michigan and I Can’t Collect Benefits”, KPD Legal Advisory, (March 28, 2011)
Dowd-List v Hagler Bailly, 2006 Appellate Commission Order No.: 112
Khalil v Oil Exchange C, Inc., 2007 Appellate Commission Order No.: 200
Khalil v Oil Exchange C, Inc., 2009 Appellate Commission Order No.: 25
Little v. Kappen Tree Service, 2012 Appellate Commission Order No.: 104 *Opinion upheld by an unpublished Order of the Michigan Court of Appeals, leave to appeal denied by the Michigan Supreme Court
Member of the Board of Directors of Turnberry Park Homeowners Association