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WORKERS' COMPENSATION - LEESBURG YARN MILLS, INC. V. HOOD

Leesburg Yarn Mills, Inc. v. Hood, [Ms. 2140888, Apr. 29, 2016] __ So. 3d __ (Ala. Civ. App. 2016). The Court of Civil Appeals affirms the Cherokee Circuit Court’s holding that an employee suffered a compensable cumulative-stress injury, i.e., “trigger finger” by clear and convincing evidence of both legal causation and medical causation as required by Ex parte Trinity Indus., Inc., 680 So. 2d 262 (Ala. 1996). The Court of Civil Appeals reiterates that factual and credibility determinations are for the trier of fact in such cases. Ms. at *11 quoting International Paper Co. v. Melton, 866 So. 2d 1158, 1167 (Ala. Civ. App. 2003).

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