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Discovery Issues in Workers' Compensation Cases 03/21/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 791 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
By Howard StevensMcDermott & Clawson Your ProtectionsGenerally speaking there is very little that is not discoverable by a party to a litigated California Workers’ Compensation case.  The theory is that open discovery with “all car...Read More
 
 
Do we Need a Ouija Board to Figure out the Future of 'Arising out of?' 03/14/2011
State: IL | Segment: | 269 | 0
By Gene KeefeKeefe Campbell & AssociatesIncompatible, irreconcilable, unlike, differing, opposite, contrary, reverse Ooops, did Illinois just judicially drop the “arising out of” requirement for workers’ comp claims and reach a completely opposite conclusion?...Read More
 
 
Disability's Digital Divide 12/20/2010
State: NA | Segment: | 318 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesUp until recently, Peter Orszag was the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. As he leaves this job for a presumably more lucrative position with Citibank (no comment), he offers ...Read More
 
 
Dividing the Pie 12/16/2010
By: Mullen & Filippi
State: CA | Segment: | 334 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Mullen & FilippiIn this holiday season, pie is a traditional dessert. Dividing the pie equitably is sometimes a challenge, and can be a point of contention among those sharing it. Dividing the pie in workers’ compensation claims can also be challenging, as demonstrated by th...Read More
 
 
Don't Let Purpose of Workers' Comp be Subverted (Again) 12/14/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 245 | 0
By Martin BradyCalifornia Coalition on Workers' CompensationAttorneys who represent injured workers are wasting no time in calling on Gov.-elect Brown to undo changes made several years ago to California’s workers’ compensation system. As they have for seven years, ...Read More
 
 
Denial of Petition to Modify PTD Award 11/17/2010
State: IL | Segment: | 227 | 0
By Joseph Mulvey Bryce, Downey & Lenkov In Boyd Electric v. Workers' Compensation Commission, the Illinois Appellate Court has set a high hurdle for respondents petitions to modify the permanent total disability award.The relevant section of the Act, 8(f), ...Read More
 
 
Death Benefits in Kansas: Common Law Conundrum 11/04/2010
State: KS | Segment: | 231 | 0
By Jon Coppelman Lynch Ryan & AssociatesTasha Dakota Burns lived with Tony Anguiano for four years. After his divorce from his first wife became final, Tony - on several occasions - asked Tasha to marry him. Tasha did not take him seriously, because his proposals only came when...Read More
 
 
Do you have a Third-Party Claim? 09/23/2010
By: David B. Condon
State: WA | Segment: | 197 | 0
By David B. CondonWelch & CondonOn many occasions a work related injury may have the additional potential to be a “third party claim”. Most workers compensation systems allow for a third party claim against one not in the employ of the injured worker’s employe...Read More
 
 
Defining Work Comp Medical 'Cost' Savings 08/30/2010
State: NA | Segment: | 259 | 0
By Joe PadudaHealth Strategy AssociatesIn the course of my consulting practice, I see a lot of work comp medical bill review 'savings' reports. Over the last 14 years (since founding Health Strategy Associates in 1996) I've collected, reviewed, and analyzed scores of sa...Read More
 
 
Don't Hold Litigated Files Back from your Defense Counsel 08/13/2010
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 201 | 0
By Eugene KeefeKeefe, Campbell & AssociatesAs we recently advised, throughout the halls of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, arbitrators have been “encouraged” to increase their production by 10%. We have noted throughout the state in the months pri...Read More
 
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