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Langham: Pot, Impairment and Car Crashes 07/26/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 681 | 0
I served on a panel at the Colorado workers' compensation conference this spring. It was a tremendous program in an ideal setting at the base of Pikes Peak. Believe it or not, the subject of marijuana came up (in Colorado -- who'd have thought?). Marijuana is a subject about whi...Read More
 
 

Langham: Another Look at Castellanos 07/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 547 | 0
A great deal has been said about Castellanos v. Next Door Co. in the last year. I have written about it on a few occasions, including ...Read More
 
 

LaFetra: State Supreme Court Abandons Limits on Tort Liability 07/19/2017
By: Deborah J. LaFetra
State: MN | Segment: Top | 765 | 0
Last week, in Montemayor v. Sebright Products Inc., a 4-3 majority of the Minnesota Supreme Court held that any “close” tort case must go to...Read More
 
 

Langham: Protecting Privacy in Florida 07/07/2017
Source: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 799 | 0
Two Florida WorkCompCentral stories recently caught my eye. In Under Settlement, Telemedicine Doc to Stop Treating Injured Workers, the recruiting of patients was described. A...Read More
 
 

Langham: Waiver and Estoppel 06/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 780 | 0
Human beings may alter behavior based upon legislative and regulatory consequences. Certainly, the legislative enactment of a fine for speeding may result in slowing vehicles on roads, an intended consequence. But there may be other instances in which legislative construction may similarly p...Read More
 
 

Langham: Notice and Opportunity to Be Heard 06/15/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 691 | 0
A recent Missouri WorkCompCentral story attracted my attention, Court Reverses Order Directing Payment of Attorney Fees Into Attorney's Trust. It reminded me of the classi...Read More
 
 

Langham: Inflation and Legislative Budgeting 06/09/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1157 | 0
The 2017 Florida legislative session ended in May. It was an eventful 60 days this year, with significant discussion of workers' compensation litigation, filing and attorney fees. ...Read More
 
 
Lynch: Eight Steps to Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs: Conclusion 06/06/2017
Source: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 586 | 0
This is part 3 in a three-part series. Part 1 was published Friday. ...Read More
 
 
Lynch: Eight Essential Steps to Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs: Steps 3 Through 5 06/05/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 876 | 0
Friday, we began our Eight Essential Steps series with steps 1 and 2, making a commitment and focusing on lost time. Today, we’ll tackle steps 3 through 5. Step 3: Develop an injury action plan Many employers think that when an injury occ...Read More
 
 
Lynch: Eight Essential Steps to Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs 06/02/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 829 | 0
Many U.S. companies have recognized two basic truths about workers’ compensation: The workplace is the best place to control loss costs and they, as employers, more than any other group are best positioned to reduce and control loss costs. These employers do not hand the proble...Read More
 
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