Workers’ compensation surveillance ruling stands
August 20, 2015
In 2012, ABI joined several other groups who were concerned about a ruling on the use of surveillance and when it must be disclosed during a workers’ compensation case. Former commissioner Chris Godfrey ruled that if surveillance is used it must be released during discovery. The case went to the Iowa Supreme Court and the court ruled for ABI and those who appealed the ruling, stating surveillance can be used and does not have to be released in discovery. A petition for a rehearing was denied. This is a win for ABI members who use surveillance in workers’ compensation situations.