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Noelia Gonzalez v. Toria’s Support Care Services, Inc. and None

In Noelia Gonzalez v. Toria’s Support Care Services, Inc, and None the uninsured and unrepresented employer failed to appear at final hearing. The employer refused to appear at any of the scheduled events in this matter and a prior JCC had stricken all defenses. The prior JCC had also awarded benefits in an FCO following …

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Nickie Sullivan v. Sassa Enterprise, LLC/Zippy’s Restaurant and None

In Nickie Sullivan v. Sassa Enterprise, LLC/Zippy’s Restaurant and None Employer was uninsured and unrepresented. The Claimant filed a verified petition for attorneys fees. The employer made no appearance at the final hearing. The JCC considered the Lee Engineering factors and concluded that 27.2 hours at $300 per hour were reasonable for claimant’s counsel’s efforts. …

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Misael Baez v. B&B Tire of Fowler, Inc./Tuffy Auto Services Center and None

In Misael Baez v. B&B Tire of Fowler, Inc./Tuffy Auto Services Center and None the employer was uninsured and unrepresented and also failed to appear at final hearing. However, since the employer did not raise any defenses, the JCC found sanctions unnecessary. Claimant presented his claims for indemnity and medical care without contest. Based on …

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Nickie Sullivan v. Sassa Enterprise, LLC/Zippy’s Restaurant and None

In Nickie Sullivan v. Sassa Enterprise, LLC/Zippy’s Restaurant and None the unrepresented employer failed to appear for the final hearing. This issues which remained to be addressed at the time of the hearing were compensability of injury, reimbursement of medical expenses, and costs and attorney’s fees. The employer’s defenses were stricken for failure to appear …

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Maurcio Ovidio Garmendia Lopez v. Gorilla Construction

In Maurcio Ovidio Garmendia Lopez v. Gorilla Construction, the E/C was both uninsured and absent from the final hearing. The Claimant petitioned with evidence from their IME doctor. Since they made their claim without contention, they were granted to TTD benefits, though TPD benefits were barred on the lack of evidence provided after a certain …

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