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Employer Liability for Injury Suffered En Route to Doctor? 10/15/2009
State: CA | Segment: | 330 | 0
By Robin E. WeidemanDo you think it is obvious that an employer should not be held liable for injuries suffered by an employee as a result of running a stop sign outside of work hours?A California Workers’ Compensation judge apparently did not think so. In Esquivel v. W...Read More
 
 
End of Summer 09/01/2009
By: Mullen & Filippi
State: CA | Segment: | 735 | 0
By Mullen & Filippi Some are still enjoying the slightly slower summer pace, for others, summer is already over. For some of our children, the fall term at school recently started. The items we have chosen for this edition of the Mullen & Filippi Bulletin are intended to re...Read More
 
 
Expect Illinois Unemployment Insurance Rates to Spike 07/27/2009
State: IL | Segment: | 198 | 0
By  Matthew A. WrigleySynopsis: Watch out, Illinois employers — unemployment insurance rates to increase drasticallyEditor's comment: The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) will likely increase unemployment insurance rates dra...Read More
 
 
Exclusion of Witnesses by the Judge is a "drastic remedy" 05/13/2009
State: FL | Segment: | 258 | 0
By Michael G. RabinowitzWhen both Claimants and Employer-Carriers (E/C) are forced to litigate their disputes on the "rocket docket" - or 210 days from the date of petition to trial - there has to be mutual cooperation between the parties to accommodate discovery.  If there ca...Read More
 
 
Everything You Wanted to Know About Longshore, But Were Afraid to Ask - 2 04/25/2009
State: CA | Segment: | 446 | 0
Editor's note: In this article, the final of a two-part presentation, Judy Segerstrom Barrett explores how the federal Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LSHWCA) compares and contrasts with California's workers' compensation benefits.By Judy Barrett...Read More
 
 
Everything You Wanted to Know About Longshore, But Were Afraid to Ask 04/23/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 256 | 0
Editor's note: The following is the first of a two-part series of articles aimed at providing an overview of the Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LSHWCA), emphasizing such issues as jurisdiction, coverage, and how the Longshore Act compares and contrasts with California's wor...Read More
 
 
Even Minor Control Over Contractors Could Lead To Liability 01/28/2009
State: IL | Segment: | 221 | 0
By Brian J. KaplanSynopsis: Another major construction liability ruling focusing on Section 414 of the Restatement. Editors comment: This lengthy decision also exhaustively analyzes the state of Illinois construction law and is a must-read for general contractors....Read More
 
 
Emma Murray Postmortem 10/28/2008
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 219 | 0
By Michael RabinowitzIf you think that judges sit in their legal ivory towers, above the political fray, you are blissfully naive. Case in point: one day after the Florida Supreme Court rolled back the Claimant attorney fee cap in workers' comp, the 1st District Court of Appeals (the...Read More
 
 
Education Codes Benefits Counted as TTD 08/19/2008
State: CA | Segment: | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Richard M. "Jake" JacobsmeyerIn another case that adds to our growing understanding of Labor Code Section 4656(c)(1) (two-year limits on payment of temporary total disability), the 1st Appellate District has reversed a WCAB Decision After Reconsideration which had ruled benefits provi...Read More
 
 
Education Code Benefits Trigger Two-Year TTD Cap 08/12/2008
State: CA | Segment: | 482 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
By Richard M. "Jake" JacobsmeyerIn another case that adds to our growing understanding of Labor Code Section 4656(c)(1) (Two year limits on payment of TTD), the 1st Appellate District has reversed a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision after reconsideration which had ruled be...Read More
 
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