Court wants to examine new workers’ comp appeal law

Second time in a month MSSC has asked to look at a new direct appeal statute

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Published: September 5,2011

Tags: appeals process, Mississippi Supreme Court

For the second time in a month, the Mississippi Supreme Court has called into question the constitutionality of a new law designed to streamline the appeals process for disputes arising from administrative decisions.

The court has asked for briefs related to a law the Legislature passed last session that provides for a direct appeal to the state’s high court in workers’ compensation cases. Old law mandated an appeal to a decision rendered by the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission first go to a chancery court.

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