Video: Appeals and ReOpeners in New Jersey

Attorney Greg Lois leads a discussion on appeals (very quickly) and reopeners (most of the presentation). This presentation focuses on the practical approach to bringing reopener cases to closure (or avoiding them altogether!) This video is from a live webinar provided to clients on February 24, 2020.

Topics discussed:

  • When to appeal decisions of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation trial courts.
  • Strategic and tactical impact of appeal on New Jersey workers’ compensation claims.
  • Overview of Application for Review or Modification of Formal Award claims (“ReOpeners”).
  • Practical ways to bring reopener claims to closure.
  • Discovery and litigation strategy specific to reopener claims.

About the Host, Gregory Lois

Gregory Lois represents employers, self-insured companies, third party administrators, and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters. Greg has served as lead attorney on more than 100 trials involving workplace discrimination, workers’ compensation, and civil claims.

Gregory Lois is the Managing Partner of Lois Law Firm LLC and the co-author of the LexisNexis “Practice Guide to Workers’ Compensation in New Jersey” published by Matthew Bender (2017 – 2019, ISBN: 9781522159360). In October 2019, Greg earned the designation “Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)” at the Litigation Management Institute hosted at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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About LOIS’ New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Practice

We represent insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third party claim administrators, and employers before the New Jersey’s Division of Workers’ Compensation. We regularly appear in ALL New Jersey courts on behalf of our clients.

Along with partner Joe Jones and a dedicated team of experienced attorneys and paraprofessionals, we handle New Jersey cases from cradle-to-grave. We want to be by your side, moving cases aggressively to closure from the start of litigation all the way through to settlement.

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