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COVID-19 Litigation Series: Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Landscape [PODCAST]

In this episode of our COVID-19 Litigation series, Ashley Cuttino and Michael Nail address the treatment of COVID-19 within the state workers’ compensation system. The speakers will discuss the various states that have adopted presumptions in favor of employees through executive orders and emergency rules, and the applicability of COVID-19 to the “ordinary disease of life” standard.

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Ashley Prickett Cuttino Employment Attorney Ogletree Deakins
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Ashley concentrates her practice in management-side employment litigation, including defending claims against wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and breach of contract.  She also has a broader general litigation practice that has allowed her to defend clients in complex toxic tort actions, class actions, asbestos personal injury defense, construction defect cases, and FELA claims for railroad clients.  Ashley’s specialty is complex litigation, class actions and multi-plaintiff litigation. She also advises clients in the area of traditional labor law and has defended both...

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S. Michael Nail Employment Litigation Attorney Ogletree Deakins Greenville, SC
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Michael embraces challenges and enjoys assisting clients navigate unique legal issues. Michael represents employers in a variety of labor & employment litigation, including suits under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, and other anti-discrimination laws and employment-related torts. Michael also counsels managers and human resources professionals on day-to-day employment matters. Michael also maintains a niche practice by defending the interests of clients in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.

In addition to the Labor and Employment practice for which the firm is well known, Michael also represents the interests of clients in construction litigation, and a variety of other general litigation matters. Michael ensures client responsiveness and effectively manages a litigation team best suited for the client’s needs.

Michael, a native of Greenville, received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. While in law school, Michael gained a variety of experiences, including a clerkship with Magistrate Judge James R. Klindt of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. Michael was also an active participant on the nation’s top-ranked moot court team, winning Second Best Oral Advocate Overall in a spring 2013 national competition.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys cheering on the Gamecocks, taking on a variety of fitness challenges, and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their four children.

Practice Groups

  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
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