It was dueling lawyers at the annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando in mid-August. The packed session was moderated by Attorney-State Mediator Stuart S. Suskin of Gainesville, Fla., who offered four Hot Topics for discussion: fraud, major contributing cause, permanent total disability, and Florida’s Emma Murray v. Mariner Health/Ace USA case. It was — not surprisingly — the Murray case that got the most play and prompted some of the best quotes.

The panel members facing off were:

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