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Georgia-Pacific Corp. v. James

January 26, 1999

GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORPORATION APPELLANT
v.
MILTON JAMES APPELLEE



Before Thomas, P.j., King, And Southwick, JJ.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: King, J.

DATE OF JUDGMENT: 05/29/97

TRIAL JUDGE: HON. C. E. MORGAN III

COURT FROM WHICH APPEALED: GRENADA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

NATURE OF THE CASE: CIVIL - CONTRACT

TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION'S FINDING AFFIRMED

AFFIRMED

¶1. The Grenada County Circuit Court affirmed the order of the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission requiring the appellant, Georgia Pacific Corporation ("Georgia Pacific") to provide the appellee, Milton James, a handicapped accessible van.

¶2. Georgia Pacific presents two issues for review by this Court:

"1. Whether the administrative Judge erred in his findings of fact and Conclusions of law in awarding the full cost of a van under workers' compensation law or whether his decision was supported by the substantial evidence."

"2. Alternately, if deemed "necessary" under the facts of this case, whether an award requiring Georgia Pacific to absorb full costs is contrary to law or "reasonable" under workers' compensation law."

¶3. We affirm.

FACTS

ΒΆ4. On February 24, 1993, Milton James sustained an industrial injury which rendered him a quadriplegic. The employer, Georgia Pacific, provided Mr. James with reasonable and necessary medical services, including ...


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