NY - Worker Can Proceed With Suit for Alleged Injury, Add Labor Law Claim
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A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner is not entitled to summary judgment dismissing an allegedly injured worker’s claim, and that the worker should have been allowed to add a Labor Law claim.
Case: Gomez v. Principe, No. 2019-07569, 08/05/2020, published.
Facts and procedural history: Marvin Blanco Gomez allegedly was...
MN - Senate Boots Labor Commissioner's Confirmation
Eighteen months after she was appointed, the Minnesota Commissioner of Labor and Industry was de-confirmed this week by the state Senate, according to a Minneapolis news report.
Commissioner Nancy Leppink, whose office oversees the state Workers' Compensation Division, was named to the post in February 2019 by Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat-Far...
PA - Widower Charged With Collecting Death Benefits After Remarriage
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The arrest of the widower of a Philadelphia police officer who died more than 30 years ago has given new meaning to the term “remarriage penalty.”
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office this week charged John Higgins, 67, with insurance fraud after the man allegedly reported that he had never remarried. After Higgins' wife...
KY - KEMI Leaders Say Bonuses Were Planned for More Than a Year
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Sixteen months after a state audit faulted Kentucky's largest workers' compensation insurer for some of its spending habits, executives with the company have received bonuses, and their salary information has been scrubbed from a state website, a Kentucky newspaper reported.
But executives and a former board chairman with Kentucky Empl...