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Claimants' Attorneys: Proposed Protz Fix Unconstitutional

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 508 | 0 | 0 min read

Two Pennsylvania claimants’ attorneys, including the one who represented Mary Ann Protz in a case that led to the elimination of impairment rating evaluations, said Wednesday that a proposed bill aimed at reinstating IREs is unconstitutional because it contains a retroactive provision. Rep. Rob Kauffman House Bill 1840, sponsored by Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Franklin and chairman of the Labor & Industry Committee, was introduced Oct. 2 and is before Kauffman’s committee, which could consider the bill as early as noon Monday during its next meeting. Attorneys for injured workers...

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