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Wilson: Court Declares CMS Practice Unlawful but Withholds Injunction 05/23/2017
By: Rita Wilson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 924 | 0
Earlier this year, Tower MSA summarized the California Insurance Guarantee Association’s (CIGA) case challenging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) practice of claim...Read More

Wickert: Roboclaims: When Robots Injure Humans 04/26/2017
By: Gary Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 878 | 0
Around the world, robots are increasingly being used to perform menial and complex labor tasks in the home and in the workplace. Robots are used in restaurant kitchens to make sushi and chop vegetables. They are also important earlier in food production, planting rice and tending growing cro...Read More

Wickert: Court Confirms Compensation Carrier Can Initiate Filing of Third-Party Action 03/31/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: PA | Segment: Top | 851 | 0
A long-standing controversy has been resolved and a major anti-subrogation obstacle in Pennsylvania has been overcome. ...Read More

Wickert: Questionable Court Decision Creates Interesting Subrogation Opportunities 03/01/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: HI | Segment: Top | 595 | 0
If a contest were held for the worst appellate decision of 2017, we might already have a winner. ...Read More

Wickert: Court Reminds Us of Need for Subrogation Counsel in Third-Party Actions 02/13/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: KS | Segment: Top | 834 | 0
On Aug. 31, 2013, Dan Heimerman was driving in Kansas while employed by Northern Clearing Inc. and was killed when he was rear-ended by a dump truck driven by Zachary Rose and owned by Payless Concrete. ...Read More

Wickert: Idaho Supreme Court Prohibits Negligent Employer and Carrier From Subrogating 01/25/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: ID | Segment: Top | 912 | 0
The last 40 years have been a roulette wheel of changing opinions and positions for the Idaho Supreme Court with regard to the subrogation and reimbursement rights of an employer or its workers’ compensation carrier when there is employer negligence. However, the white ball representing the...Read More

Wickert: Workers' Compensation Claims by Undocumented Employees 01/16/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1235 | 0
Following an election cycle in which illegal immigration became a touchstone issue, it seems only appropriate that claims handlers and subrogation professionals have a clear understanding of the many nuances involving workers’ compensation claims made by undocumented employees. ...Read More

Weinmann: Malpractice Reform Reaches California Supreme Court 01/04/2017
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The late and illustrious David J. DePaolo was on target in "Out of State UR — I Don't Understand," published Jan 4, 2013, when he wondered why it should make any diffe...Read More

Wickert: Pennsylvania's Comp Future Credit Applies to Indemnity and Medical Benefits 12/16/2016
State: PA | Segment: Top | 776 | 0
What we once commonly knew to be true is, well, still true. ...Read More

Weinmann: The R&R Ride for SB 1160 12/07/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1155 | 0
Now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1160 into law, it's time for the bill to enter the "rule-making" phase. That's when legislation either gets its teeth or gets its teeth kicked in. ...Read More
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