Third Fridays

A legal talk show from Lois Law Firm featuring moderator Christian Sison.

About the show

"Third Fridays" is a live, 30-minute legal talk show from Lois Law Firm featuring moderator Christian Sison. It is the original forum in which real attorneys discuss workers' compensation issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations.

The goal of the show is to showcase the diverse perspectives of the attorneys handling workers' compensation cases. Attorneys discuss case law trends, practical litigation strategies, and hot topics.

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Episodes

  • Episode 58: The Effect of PARs on HIMPs

    July 15th, 2022  |  50 mins 24 secs
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    Christian Sison brings longtime guest, Senior Associate Christopher Major, back to the show to discuss the new OnBoard system and its effect on the Health Insurance Matching Program. Then, The Paralegal Minute is shared with Markeitha Joseph and Nicole Yakimik, who discuss the insanity of police body cam footage of a house visit gone wrong!

  • Episode 57: Defending 9/11 World Trade Center Claims

    June 17th, 2022  |  39 mins
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    Tim Kane joins the podcast to discuss his expertise in defending employers & carriers from obscure claims related to incidents and exposure at Ground Zero.

  • Episode 56: Updates to Schedule Loss of Use Litigation

    May 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
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    A legal conversation with Addison O'Donnell and Ian Haberstro about developments at the Appellate Division and Court of Appeals that will change how SLU awards are made and how claimant strategize permanency.

  • Episode 55: Defending Aggressive Surgery Requests

    April 15th, 2022  |  31 mins 17 secs
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    Christian Sison welcomes Lois Senior Associate Jeremy Janis to the show to discuss Jeremy's recent litigation wins involving surgery denials. What are Jeremy's thoughts on how to best defend unnecessary surgery requests? The podcast then shifts to the debut of The Paralegal Minute, where Morgan Celentano and Emilie Delannes-Molka give their thoughts on the impact of a criminal arrest on a New York Workers' Compensation case. This our life! Enjoy the show.

  • Episode 54: What’s New in Jersey?

    March 18th, 2022  |  35 mins 53 secs
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    Christian Sison and Karen Vincent reflect on the recent change permitting in-person hearing appearances across New Jersey and discuss a sweeping legislative change to an 8-year-old New Jersey Supreme Court holding. How does it affect employers and carriers? Take a listen and find out!

  • Episode 53: To obtain an IME or not to obtain an IME?

    February 18th, 2022  |  41 mins 15 secs
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    To obtain an IME or not to obtain an IME? That is the question for Host Christian Sison, as he welcomes guest Ian Haberstro to the Third Fridays podcast. Christian and Ian talk about 3 categories where a client may benefit by not obtaining an IME: specificity failure, multiple sources of injury, and the option for a Records Review. #ThirdFridays #3F

  • Episode 52: 2021 Year in Review - A Look Back to Look Ahead

    January 21st, 2022  |  26 mins 29 secs
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    In this episode, host Christian Sison looks back at the changes in his defense practice in 2021 as well as a look ahead to the "headline events" in New York workers' compensation for 2022.

  • Episode 51: The Significance of Evidence

    September 17th, 2021  |  24 mins 54 secs
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    Host Christian Sison welcomes Vandana Saunders back to the Third Fridays podcast. Vandana has another win to share after succeeding on a construction coverage defense. The two attorneys then discuss a brand new Appellate Division case, Hughes v Mid Hudson Psychiatric Center. Christian and Vandana parse through the details of that case, where a claimant had six prior surgeries but still argued that he had recent evidence of schedule loss of use.

  • Episode 50: Ex Parte Communications

    July 16th, 2021  |  37 mins 47 secs
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    Can an attorney prepare an expert medical witness prior to deposition? What tactics can be used by a New York Workers’ Compensation defense attorney when this occurs? In this episode, your host Christian Sison welcomes Attorney Joseph Melchionne back to the podcast to discuss the proper mechanics of litigation preparation and to provide key steps to refute ex parte communication initiated by a claimant’s attorney.

  • Episode 49: Back to Work!

    May 21st, 2021  |  30 mins 36 secs
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    On this month’s episode of the Third Fridays podcast, Christian Sison welcomes Ian Haberstro to discuss an ongoing problem: persuading interested parties that a claimant-employee should return to work. When a treating doctor doesn’t release a claimant to work, what should a carrier do? Christian and Ian have an in-depth conversation about a recent case that presented a return-to-work roadblock. How can the employer prevail when a Judge, a claimant, and a claimant’s attorney are all on the same side? Listen and find out!

  • Episode 48: What Does a Claimant Need to Prove Compensability for COVID-19?

    March 19th, 2021  |  27 mins 17 secs
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    Almost a year’s worth of cases have been through the arduous litigation process before the Workers’ Compensation Board. Christian Sison welcomes fellow LOIS Partner Timothy Kane to discuss how Judges and Board Panels are addressing these claims. Is due process even a concept anymore? Christian and Tim contemplate future actions and how to best defend these types of claims in the future.

  • Episode 47: Point/Counterpoint: The New York Medical Treatment Guidelines

    January 15th, 2021  |  27 mins 59 secs
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    The Medical Treatment Guidelines were on track to be in effect for several new body parts and conditions, but what happened? Why is the implementation being delayed? Christian and Declan use the update to take two opposing positions: are the Guidelines more favorable to claimants or employers?