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Judicial Bias Issue Belongs on Afternoon Soap Operas 10/07/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 150 | 0
By Jake Jacobsmeyer The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board issued a new "Significant Panel Decision" on a rather unusual and hopefully very limited issue that looks like it belongs on the afternoon soap operas rather than the WCAB The issue has to do with the ability of a law firm to ch...Read More
 
 
Joint & Several Liability Eliminated in Florida 05/20/2006
State: CA | Segment: | 343 | 0
On April 26, 2006 the Governor of Florida signed House Bill 145 into law. Florida Statute Section 768.81 has been amended eliminating the doctrine of joint and several liability for economic damages in tort cases accruing after April 26, 2006. All damages are now to be apportioned on the basis of ...Read More
 
 
Job Changing, Again, for California AMEs 12/03/2005
By: Bill Zachry
State: CA | Segment: | 146 | 0
by Bill Zachry In the past, new legislation and regulations forced Agreed Medical Evaluators (AMEs) to acquire new knowledge, skills and responsibilities. With the passage of SB 899, which instituted the use of evidence-based medicine, objective standards for measuring permanent impairment ...Read More
 
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