Category Archives: Third Fridays Podcast

Taher v. Yiota Taxis Update: Third Fridays Podcast


Back in July, Andrea Abudayeh joined Christian Sison on the podcast to discuss the game-changing court case Taher v. Yiota Taxi decided by the Appellate Division. Now that Judges have implemented the Taher concepts at the trial level for the past four months, did Andrea and Christian get it right with their predictions? The attorneys also discuss the news that Jamaica hearing point is now going virtual on December 1, 2018.
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Third Friday Video: Tactical and Practical Use of Independent Medical Experts

Third Friday Podcast Host Christian Sison is joined by attorney Joseph Melchionne to discuss practical and tactical aspects of aggressively defending claims using Independent Medical Examinations in New York. This is video from the recording of the podcast released October 19, 2018.
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Third Fridays Podcast: Investigating Date of Contracture in New York


An interesting New York Board Panel Decision is discovered by defense attorney Timothy Kane who joins host Christian Sison for his 2nd guest appearance on the podcast. Apportionment and date of contracture become ripe issues when an established occupational disease claim reaches permanency. Does the Board Panel Decision create guidance that could result in more accurate exposure analysis? Can this be used by carriers and self-insureds to close cases faster? Listen in to this discussion.


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Third Fridays Podcast: The Board’s Increasingly Abstruse Appeal Requirements


New York Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney Jeremy Janis joins Third Fridays podcast host Christian Sison to discuss the “grey area” argument in a recent case involving traumatic injury in a New York workers’ compensation case and the resulting appeal in light of the new scrutiny placed by the Board on cover sheets. This podcast examines the “form over substance” mentality governing the review process at the New York Workers’ Compensation Board.
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Impact of the Taher v. Yiota Taxis Decision: Third Fridays Podcast


After last month’s episode discussed a favorable Board Panel Decision to employers and carriers, life at the Workers’ Compensation Board resumes normal claimant-friendly activity with the recent Third Department decision in Taher v. Yiota Taxi. Andrea Abudayeh joins Christian Sison to discuss how the Taher decision impacts permanency cases involving established schedule and non-schedule sites. How can we best defend cases in a post-Taher world, and how are Judges applying this case going forward?
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