Sunday, October 06, 2013

Attracting the Interest of Professor Dan Kovalik (University of Pittsburgh Law School)

Thanks, Gary!  This is of great interest.


On Oct 6, 2013, at 2:34 PM, "Gary Freedman" <> wrote:

Professor Kovalik,

I thought you might have an academic interest in the following unusual workers' compensation claim alleging workplace mobbing.  Incidentally, the Akin Gump partner in charge of the firm's paralegal program during my tenure was a University of Pittsburgh Law school alumnus, Earl L. Segal, Esq. (202 266 3251), currently senior vice president of The Ezra Company in Washington, DC.

Gary Freedman
Washington, DC

October 4, 2013 

3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, DC  20008

DC Department of Employment Services
Labor Standards Bureau
Office of Workers' Compensation
4058 Minnesota Avenue, NE, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 671-1000

Dear Sir or Madam:

I hereby file a claim for Workers' Compensation with the Department of Employment Services of the Government of the District of Columbia.  Enclosed are completed form
OWC-7 (Employee's Notice of Accidental Injury or Occupational Disease) and completed form OWC-7A (Employee's Claim Application).

I certify under penalty of perjury for making false statements that all the statements I make in support of my claim are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I certify that there is documentation that corroborates all the statements I make in support of my claim and that I will be able to forward copies of said documentation to the Department of Employment Services upon request.

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

Daniel Kovalik is Senior Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO (USW). He has worked for the USW since graduating from Columbia Law School in 1993. While with the USW, he has served as lead counsel on cutting-edge labor law litigation, including the landmark NLRB cases of Lamons Gasket and Specialty Health Care. He has also worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company, Drummond and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. The Christian Science Monitor, referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under threat of assassination, recently described Mr. Kovalik as “one of the most prominent defenders of Colombian workers in the United States.” Mr. Kovalik received the David W. Mills Mentoring Fellowship from Stanford University School of Law and was the recipient of the Project Censored Award for his article exposing the unprecedented killing of trade unionists in Colombia. He has written extensively on the issue of international human rights and U.S. foreign policy for the Huffington Post and Counterpunch and has lectured throughout the world on these subjects.