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Professor Duff's Media Appearances

Quoted in Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, “COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers’ comp,” ASSOCIATED PRESS, July 11, 2020.

Quoted in Braden Campbell, “Want Workers To Sign COVID-19 Waivers? Don't Go There.,” LAW360, July 2, 2020

Quoted in Fatima Hussein & Jaclyn Diaz, “Covid Wrongful Death Suits Test Employer Liability to Families,” BLOOMBERG LAW, June 25, 2020

Quoted in David Sirota, “The Supreme Court Just Gave Corporations a License to Steal,” MOYERS ON DEMOCRACY, June 24, 2020

Quoted in Mark Powell, “Senator Amends Presumption Bill to Mimic Governor’s EO; Businesses Worry About Increased Costs,” WorkCompCentral, June 23, 2020

Quoted in Mark Powell, “California WCIRB Moves Forward with Telecommuter Classification, Will Define Rate in August,” WORKCOMPCENTRAL, June 18, 2020

Quoted in Vin Gurrieri, “COVID Suits Test 'Public Nuisance' Claim In Workplace Cases,” Law 360, June 9, 2020

Quoted in Tom Coulter, “Committee votes to draft bill to shield businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits,” Wyoming Tribune Eagle, June 5, 2020

Quoted in Robert Iafolla, “McDonald’s Case Tests Nuisance Theory for Job Virus Safety,” BLOOMBERG LAW, June 4, 2020

Quoted in Olga Khazan, “A Hidden COVID-19 Risk Factor: Your Boss,” The Atlantic, June 1, 2020

Quoted in David Sirota, “Cuomo gave immunity to nursing home executives after big campaign donations” THE GUARDIAN, May 26, 2020

Quoted in Tom Hals, “COVID-19 lawsuit takes on McDonald's like it was a rowdy bar,” REUTERS, May 26, 2020.

Quoted in David Dayen, “Lab Rats to Shore Up Hospital Revenue Streams,” THE AMERICAN PROSPECT, May 22, 2020

Quoted in Jim Sams, “More States Push COVID-19 Claims to Work Comp; Potential Cost Anyone’s Guess,” CLAIMS JOURNAL, May 19, 2020

Quoted in Robert Iafolla, “Workers’ Comp Systems Poised for Deluge of Covid-19 Claims,” BLOOMBERG LAW, May 8, 2020

Quoted in Mark Powell, “Employers, Carriers Could Bear Cost of Newsom's COVID-19 Order, but Questions Remain,” WORKCOMPCENTRAL, May 8, 2020

Quoted in Katy Murphy, “California labor, business groups in fierce battle over coronavirus workers' comp change,” POLITICO, April 20, 2020

Quoted in Robert Iafolla, “A Legal Guide for Employers After Virus-Driven Union Layoffs,” Bloomberg Law, April 17, 2020

Quoted in Braden Campbell, “Virus-Inspired Worker Uprisings May Have Lasting Impact,” LAW360, April 15, 2020

Quoted in Mark Powell, “WCIRB to Consider Excluding COVID-19 Claims From Experience Rating Modifications,” WorkCompCentral, April 13, 2020

Quoted in Fatima Hussein, “Workers’ Comp Premiums Could Skyrocket With Covid-19 Claims,” Bloomberg Law, March 30, 2020

Quoted in Jaclyn Diaz, “Gigging With Benefits Proposed as Answer to Existential Threat,” Bloomberg Law, March 9, 2020

Quoted in Robert Iafolla, “More Than Half of NLRB Regional Offices Have Top-Level Vacancies,” Bloomberg Law, March 4, 2020

Quoted in Camille Erickson & Nick Reynolds, “Wyoming lawmakers move to protect workers, counties, against future coal bankruptcies,” CASPER STAR TRIBUNE, Feb. 17, 2020

Quoted in Robert Iafolla, “More Labor Law Charges Possible Under NLRB Union Election Rule,” Bloomberg Law/Daily Labor Report, January 3, 2020

Interviewed by Lee McDonald, “Workers' Comp, Not Courts, Should Handle Workplace PTSD Claims,” A.M. Best TV, Austin, TX, December 12, 2019 A.M. Best TV

Quoted in Fatima Hussein, “‘Culture of Fear’ Grips UPS; Workers Say Injuries Underreported,” Bloomberg Law/Daily Labor Report, December 4, 2019

Quoted in William Rabb, “From Body Armor to Opioid Disposal Bags, BWC Taking Comp Spending in New Directions, WorkCompCentral, October 21, 2019

Profiled in Member Spotlight, National Academy of Social Insurance, October 2019 National Academy of Social Insurance

Quoted in Heather Richards, Lesley Clark and Kelsey Brugger, “3 Takeaways From Murray Bankruptcy,” E&E News, October 30, 2019

Quoted in Stephen Caruso, “Trump’s Labor Board Won’t Stop Pitt Grad Students’ Union Push,” Pennsylvania capital-star, October 2, 2019

Quoted in Robert Iafolla, “Limited Options for Unions When Labor Board Nixes Election Win,” Bloomberg Law/Bureau of National Affairs, September 20, 2019

Quoted in Robert Iafolla, “New NLRB Standard Ups Ante for Union, Employer Negotiating,” Bloomberg Law/Bureau of National Affairs, September 12, 2019

Quoted in Andrew Graham, “Lawmakers form committee to protect miners, Wyo. in bankruptcies,WYOFILE, September 6, 2019

Quoted in Camille Erickson, “Uninsured Blackjewel Coal Miners Left to Turn to Open Health Care Market,” CASPER STAR TRIBUNE, September 4, 2019

Quoted in Evan Hoopfer, “American wants mechanics to pay for flight cancellations. Will it work?”, DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL, August 20, 2019

Quoted in Alex Ebert, Chris Marr, and Josh Eidelson, “Barstool Sports Founder’s Tweetstorm Raises Labor Row,” Bloomberg Law/Bureau of National Affairs, August 13, 2019

Quoted in Stephen Caruso, “Backed by high-powered law firm, Pa. state worker files class action suit to demand union dues refund,” Pennsylvania capital-star, August 13, 2019

Quoted in Andrew Graham, “Power Play: Big Investment Firm Escapes Blackjewel ‘Unscathed’,” WyoFile, August 13, 2019

Quoted in Camille Erickson, “More healthcare for retired Kemmerer coal miners? Maybe, but only a little,” CASPER STAR TRIBUNE, August 12, 2019

Quoted in Robert Iafolla, “Fiat Workers Try to Restart Lawsuit Over UAW-Carmaker Collusion,” Bloomberg Law/Bureau of National Affairs, August 8, 2019

Quoted in Robert Iafolla, “Workplace Rules Seldom Pass Labor Board’s Legal Test,” Bloomberg Law/Bureau of National Affairs, August 7, 2019

Quoted in Shane Sanderson and Camille Erickson, “Wyoming’s oilfield commutes can be deadly. But the full extent of the problem isn’t clear,” Casper Star Tribune, August 5, 2019

Quoted in Seth Klamann, “For Kemmerer Mine Retirees, Judge’s Decision Leaves them with No Health Benefits and Few Options,” Casper Star Tribune, February 24, 2019

Quoted in Heather Richards, “With a Declining Market for its Coal, a Wyoming Town Deals with Something New: Uncertainty,” Casper Star Tribune, February 24, 2019

Quoted in Allie Gross, “Injured at work, some go unaided,” Jackson Hole News & Guide, February 20, 2019

Interviewed (and broadcast on air) Melodie Edwards, “Is A Wyoming Law For Undocumented Workers Making Workplaces More Dangerous?,” Wyoming Public Radio, February 15, 2019

Quoted in Heather Richards, “Coal Firm Seeks End to Employee, Retiree Obligations in Kemmerer,” Casper Star Tribune, January 17, 2019

Quoted in Kerry Drake, “Air Ambulance Bill Reneges on Promise to Wyoming Workers,” WyoFile, January 8, 2019

Interviewed (and broadcast on air) Melodie Edwards, Lawmakers Propose Bill to Deal with Air Ambulance Costs, Wyoming Public Radio, January 4, 2019

Quoted in Kate Halloran, “Fifth Circuit Upholds DOL’s Subcontractor OSHA Protection,” American Association for Justice, Trial (December 2018)

Quoted in Andrew Graham, “Analysis: Lawmakers See Culture War in Anti-LGBTQ Appeasement,” WyoFile, December 7, 2018

Quoted in Michael Gordon, “Company Couldn’t Cut Disabled Worker’s Benefits so it ‘Went Rogue’ and Had Him Arrested, Lawyer Says,” The Charlotte Observer, October 23, 2018

Quoted in Braden Campbell, “Division Sown by UPS Contract Rift May Bode Ill for IBT,” Law360, October 19, 2018

Quoted in Vin Gurrieri, “5 Supreme Court Petitions Employers Should Watch,” Law360, September 22, 2018

Quoted in Branden Campbell, “Grievance-Handling Claims Get Tougher For Unions To Beat,” Law360, September 19, 2018

Quoted in Peter Rousmaniere, “The Grand Bargain: Not so Rock Solid,” Workers’Compensation.com, Sept. 5, 2018

Quoted in Josh Eidelson, “Kavanaugh Sided With Trump Casino in 2012 to Thwart Union Drive,” Bloomberg, July 30, 2018

Quoted in Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Josh Eidelson, “Trump’s Deregulators Emboldened by Kavanaugh Supreme Court Pick,” Bloomberg, July 25, 2018

Quoted in Editorial Board, “State Should Assist Workers with Unpaid Wage Claims,” Casper Star Tribune, July 11, 2018

Quoted in Heather Richards, “Wyoming Doesn’t Offer Remedy for Wage Disputes with Current Employers,” Casper Star Tribune, June 30, 2018

Quoted in Emily Brill, “ERISA Question May Kill States’ Retirement Programs,” Law360, June 8, 2018

Quoted in Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein , The Days of the Airline Strike May be Over ,” Bloomberg , June 8 , 2018

Quoted in Josh Eidelson , Musk Stock-Option Tweet Violated U.S. Labor Law, UAW Alleges ,” Bloomberg, May 24, 2018

Quoted in Josh Eidelson , Airline Pilots May be Next in the Corporate War on Unions,” Bloomberg , May 1, 2018

Quoted in William Rabb, “Court to Decide if Kentucky Can Hold a Georgia Hospital to its Fee Schedule,” WorkCompCentral, April 24, 2018

Quoted in Mike Elk and Karina Moreno, “Union Leader Faces Members’ Protest Over Sexual Misconduct Claims,” THE GUARDIAN, April 22, 2018

Quoted in Peter Rousmaniere, “The Real Gig Problem for Work Comp,” WorkersCompensation.com, April 18, 2018

Quoted in Josh Eidelson , “U.S. Labor Board’s Holocaust Commemoration Goes Awry,” Bloomberg, April 13, 2018

Quoted in William Rabb , “Death Benefits Bill Goes to Governor,” WorkCompCentral, April 9, 2018

Quoted in Josh Eidelson, Labor Board Democrat Under Investigation for Loose Talk,” Bloomberg, March 29, 2018

Quoted in Josh Eidelson, “Trump Labor Board Scrambles to Avoid Pro-Worker Ruling, Lawyers Claim,” Bloomberg, March 17, 2018

Quoted in Joyce Famakinwa, “Postmates Paid Premiums, but Cases Still Rare,” Business Insurance, March 5, 2018

Quoted in Hon. Wesley G. Marshall,  "Modern Constitutional Challenges to Workers’ Compensation Systems," IAIABC Perspectives Magazine, March 2018.

Quoted in Bruce Vail, “Inside the Trump Administration’s Plan to Shrink the NLRB,” In These Times, January 31, 2018

Quoted in Stephen Caruso, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette employees plan byline strike Thursday to protest stalled contract negotiations with management, Pittsburgh City Paper, January 24, 2018

Quoted in Daniel Marans, How a Literal Shock Inspired a Former Marine to Run for Office as a Democratic Socialist, HuffPost, November 14, 2017

Quoted in J. Todd Foster, “Claimants’ Attorneys: Proposed Protz Fix Unconstitutional,” WorkCompCentral, October 12, 2017

Quoted in Emily Brill, “Drug-Court Work Rehab Program Took Worker’s Benefits, Report Says,” WorkCompCentral, October 6, 2017

Quoted in J. Todd Foster, “Medical Ethicist Says Attorney and Doctor-Owned Pharmacy is Conflict of Interest,” WorkCompCentral, September 26, 2017

Quoted in Daniel Marans, Did the Washington Post Break a Law When it Disciplined a Reporter Over a Jeff Bezos Op-Ed? HuffPost, September 15, 2017   Huffington Post

Quoted in J. Todd Foster, “Lawmakers Urged to Close Anti-Fraud Loophole Used Against Undocumented Workers,” WorkCompCentral, August 25, 2017

Quoted in J. Todd Foster, “Panelist: Grand Bargain Imperiled, but State Has Constitutional Safeguard,” WorkCompCentral, August 9, 2017

Quoted in J. Todd Foster, “Business Interests Huddle with Lawmakers Over Protz Ruling that Removed IREs,” WorkCompCentral, August 2, 2017

Quoted in J. Todd Foster, “Attorneys Take No Issue with DWC’s Interpretation of Compounds as ‘Specialty Services’,” WorkCompCentral, July 21, 2017

Quoted in J. Todd Foster, “Court Decision Could Affect State’s [Pennsylvania] Ability to Enact Formulary, Officials Say,” WorkCompCentral, June 29, 2017

Quoted in Jim Sams, “Inaction By Lawmakers Not Always a Partisan Divide,” WorkCompCentral, June 26, 2017

Quoted in Emily Brill, “Single-Payer Bill to Consider How Experience Ratings Fit into Comp Merger,” WorkCompCentral, June 5, 2017

Quoted in Peter Rousmaniere, “Unconstitutional in Alabama,” WorkersCompensation.com, May 17, 2017

Quoted in Alan Pyke, “Introducing Alex Acosta, Trump’s Slightly Less Terrible Labor Pick,” ThinkProgress, March 2, 2017

Quoted in Emily Brill, “Appeals Court Misinterpreted Definition of ‘Willful Misconduct,’ High Court Finds,” WorkCompCentral, March 1, 2017

Quoted in Bryce Covert, “The Nurses Who Lost Their Jobs Thanks to Trump’s New Labor Secretary Nominee,” ThinkProgress, February 23, 2017 (Note: I argued in support of the nominee)

Quoted in Nat Levy, “Postmates ordered to pay 2+ years of workers’ comp premiums for more than 3,000 couriers,” GeekWire, December 13, 2016 Geekwire

Featured in Emily Brill, “Workers’ Comp Professor Has One Foot in Theoretical, Practical,” WorkCompCentral, November 22, 2016

Quoted in Sherri Okamoto, “Unlevel Playing Field?” in Word on Workers’ Compensation 2016, WorkCompCentral, November 10, 2016

Quoted in J. Todd Foster, “Federal Interest in Comp Making Some Nervous, but Quick Action Unlikely,” WorkCompCentral, October 7, 2016

Quoted in LexisNexis Newsroom Staff, “8 Myths and Facts About Workers’ Compensation,” LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Workers’ Compensation Law, August 19, 2016 LexisNexis

Quoted in Timothy Noah, “Who’s Afraid of the Persuader Rule,” Politico, August 3, 2016

Quoted in David DePaolo, “The Real Objection to Opt Out,” WorkCompCentral, June 10, 2016

Quoted in Emily Brill, “Report: Opt Out in Texas Shifts $400M-$600M to Public, Private Payers,” WorkCompCentral, June 10, 2016

Quoted in Howard Berkes, “Oklahoma Commission Declares Workers' Comp Alternative Unconstitutional,” National Public Radio, February 29, 2016  NPR

Quoted in Karen C. Yotis, “Federalization of Workers’ Comp: Politics, Opt-Outs and Survival of the State-Based Status Quo,” LexisNexis Legal Newsroom, Workers Compensation Law, February 19, 2016   LexisNexis

Quoted in Sherri Okamoto, “Claimant Attorneys Fight Cost Cutting with Constitutional Challenges” in Word on Workers’ Compensation 2015, WorkCompCentral, November 25, 2015

Quoted in Moshe Z. Marvit, “Duquesne’s NLRB Filing Reads as a Brazen Threat To Adjunct Union Organizers,” In These Times, August 3, 2015  InTheseTimes

Quoted in Andrew Elrod, “Inside the Case That Could Hold McDonald’s Responsible for Union-busting,” In These Times, April 29, 2015  InTheseTimes

Quoted in Lisa Nagele-Piazza, “Uber, Lyft Drivers’ Wage Claims May Affect On-Demand Business Model, Attorneys Say,” Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, April 8, 2015   Bloomberg BNA

Quoted in Richie Bernardo, “2015’s Hardest Working Cities in America.” Wallethub, February 2015  Wallethub

Quoted in Andrew Elrod, “How a Good Employer Supports Union Busting,” The Nation, August 15, 2014  The Nation

Interviewed by Melodie Edwards, “Latino Workplace Safety,” Wyoming Public Radio, July 18, 2014  WY Public Radio

Interviewed by Mike Elk, “Former DOJ Inspector General Represents GOP NLRB Member Caught in Scandal,” In These Times, April 11, 2012  InTheseTimes 

Quoted in Geoff Williams, “Workers’ Compensation, Employers Complication,” NFIB.com, December 14, 2012

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