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Jeiner Ruiz v. American Logistic Group, LLC and None

In Jeiner Ruiz v. American Logistic Group, LLC and None Uninsured and unrepresented employer made no appearance at final hearing. Defenses had been stricken as a result of the employer’s failure to appear at mediation or respond to a show cause order. Claimant presented his claims for benefits without contest. Accordingly, the JCC GRANTED compensability, …

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Pellegrino Sorice v. Rayz Remodeling Inc and None

In Pellegrino Sorice v. Rayz Remodeling Inc and None the uninsured and unrepresented employer failed to attend the pre-trial conference, and as a result all defenses were stricken. At trial, the employer contended claimant was an independent contractor, while claimant countered he was engaged in the construction industry and was an employee. The JCC rejected …

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Anthony Nunez v. Fresh Cleaning Management Company c/o Jesus Urquiza and None

In Anthony Nunez v. Fresh Cleaning Management Company c/o Jesus Urquiza and None the Employer was uninsured and unrepresented and failed to appear at final hearing. The hearing proceeded and Claimant presented his evidence in support of the pending petition claim without contest. The JCC accepted the evidence and GRANTED the claim for authorization of …

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Sherman Peterson v. R&J Household Services, Inc. f/k/a Softwash, Inc. d/b/a Capital City Moving Co., Capital City Junk and None

In Sherman Peterson v. R&J Household Services, Inc. f/k/a Softwash, Inc. d/b/a Capital City Moving Co., Capital City Junk and None the employer is uninsured and unrepresented and failed to respond to the petition or participate in any event scheduled in this litigation. Defenses were previously stricken as a result. Claimant presented his claims before …

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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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