In Roy v Schilling Distributing Company, the Third Circuit denied attorney fees to an employee/claimant, based upon its finding that the employer’s vocational efforts (communication efforts, attention to medical records and details, testing and follow-up) were “minimal” and “sometimes missing altogether” but not “arbitrary and capricious” under RS 23:1201(I). No. WCA 13-242 (10/16/13).


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