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Sedgwick Institute Visiting Fellow to Study Opioid Issues 01/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal
How claims examiners can help curtail opioid abuse is a topic that will be studied by the Sedgwick Institute’s first visiting fellow, Anthony LoSasso. ...Read More

Judge Tosses Carrier's Request for Declaratory Judgment on Potential Liability for Coverage 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 81 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A federal trial court judge ruled that an insurance carrier was not entitled to a declaratory judgment on its potential liability for coverage to a truck driver if the driver’s coworker were to file a negligence claim. ...Read More

Purchaser in Corporate Buyout Can Escape Contractual Liability for Comp Claims 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal appellate court ruled that a corporation that bought out a paper company was not liable for the company's active workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More
MEMIC Promotes Ben Cavallaro to Production Underwriter 01/22/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 43 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The MEMIC Group has promoted Ben Cavallaro to the position of production underwriter, a move intended to support growth within the Georgia market, the company said. Cavallaro joined MEMIC in 2013 as a compensation associate in the claims department. He became an analyst in MEMIC’s u...Read More

Court Upholds Loss of Earning Capacity Determination for Worker With No Reduction in Income 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an injured worker was entitled to a determination of her lost wage-earning capacity even though she had not suffered any actual loss of income. ...Read More

No Benefits for Worker Who Had Stroke During Meeting 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a software engineer was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for a stroke he suffered while attending a meeting to discuss a discrimination claim against his former employer. ...Read More

CFO Says Lawmakers Should Consider Capping Defense Attorney Fees 01/22/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal
State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis says lawmakers should consider capping what insurance companies can pay their attorneys to defend against workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More

BWC to Review ODG and Formulary for 'Continuing Viability' 01/22/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has amended its medical treatment guidelines under Chapter 0800-02-25, effective Feb. 5. The ...Read More
Regulators Approve Changes to NCCI Rating Manual 01/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 137 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance has approved changes to the National Council on Compensation Insurance Retrospective Rating Plan Manual for Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance. The ...Read More

Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of State Fund RICO Case 01/19/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 920 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Broad liability releases in lien settlements prevent California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund from suing Accident Help Line and providers that the carrier says overbilled for medical treatment, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More
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