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Mentkowski: Opioid Cases Consolidated Into MDL 12/11/2017
By: Timothy S. Mentkowski
State: NA | Segment: Top | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After considering a motion brought by the plaintiffs in 46 actions pending in nine federal districts across the country, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) entered an order on Tuesday, transferring those actions to the Northern District of Ohio for coordinated or consolidat...Read More
 
 

Young: Shaken and Stirred 12/08/2017
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 528 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Some of the most revered figures in American’s media and entertainment industry have recently been toppled by a wave of sexual harassment allegations. ...Read More
 
 

Luna: Content Out of Context 12/07/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 348 | 0
The adoption of evidence-based medicine by state jurisdictions tends to polarize workers’ compensation stakeholders, sometimes for good reason. ...Read More
 
 

Pew: Compassion > Empathy > Sympathy 12/06/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 229 | 0
On Nov. 1 at WorkCompCentral's Comp Laude gala in San Diego, I attended a session that reinforced how different "empathy" is from "sympathy." ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: When Is an Accident 'Accidental'? 12/05/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 223 | 0
Is a patrol officer sitting in a car “chilling” acting in the line of duty when randomly struck by another car? ...Read More
 
 

Kamin: Quiet 2017 Session Marks Calm Before Storm 12/04/2017
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 453 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 2017 legislative session may have been a relatively quiet one for Californians seeking workers’ compensation reform, but a closer look at lawmakers’ activity shows that significant changes are likely on the way in the next three years. ...Read More
 
 

Wickert: Insurers Seek Reimbursement for High Cost of Opioid Addiction 12/01/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 472 | 0
Big Pharma is having a Big Tobacco moment. ...Read More
 
 

Alves: The Six-Month Rule 11/30/2017
By: Farai M. Alves
State: CA | Segment: Top | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal
This article addresses the infamous six-month rule, what exactly the rule is, how far it can be taken and how to stop it from being taken too far. It is not the purpose of this article to delve into whether, and to what extent, a psyche claim can still be alleged post-January 2013. ...Read More
 
 

Gold: Reducing WC Admin Costs, TCOR and One-Day Settlements 11/29/2017
By: Paul Gold
State: NA | Segment: Top | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal
We have a problem in the workers' compensation industry. It’s an expensive, inefficient and time-consuming problem. This problem involves an archaic process that nobody likes, but to which everyone continues to subscribe. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: New York Settlements and Fees 11/28/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 221 | 0
An interesting paper was published in July by the Center for Law and Social Science. It is a statistical analysis of aspects of litigation in New York focused upon data found in "closing ...Read More
 
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