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Air Ambulance Provider Didn't Show Good Cause for Delay in Challenging Bill Decision 09/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that an air ambulance provider did not establish good cause for its delay in requesting a hearing to challenge the administrative decision in a billing dispute with SAIF Corp.   ...Read More

AG Appeals Sixth Edition Ruling to Kansas Supreme Court 09/06/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
In a move that has surprised some, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that threw out the latest version of the impairment guidelines. ...Read More

Atlas General Launches Cannabis Industry Comp Program 08/31/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 550 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Atlas General Insurance Services LLC is launching a new workers’ compensation program for California’s cannabis industry. ...Read More

Adjusters Heap Praise on BWC's Voluntary Certification Program 08/30/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
In large part to help adjusters who serve multi-state areas, and in acknowledgement of substantial changes to its workers’ compensation laws, Tennessee has instituted a volunteer adjuster training program that has generated substantial interest and hearty praise among the state’s comp...Read More

Attorney Can't Recover Litigation Costs From Employer's Settlement Proceeds 08/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals last week ruled that a claimants’ attorney cannot recoup the litigation costs he had allegedly advanced for his client, even though the client’s retainer agreement had required such payment. ...Read More

At Least 33,000 Clients Involved in Capping Scheme, Attorney Argues 08/28/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2443 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A Southern California applicants’ attorney is asking the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeal to allow him to proceed with a racketeering case against attorneys he says damaged his practice by illegally capping tens of thousands of injured workers. ...Read More

Amended Bill Would Clarify That Safety Violation Exists Until Corrected 08/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 144 min read
Late amendments to a bill seek to clarify that for the purpose of issuing a citation in California, a workplace safety violation occurs until it is corrected or discovered. ...Read More

Appalachian Underwriters Opens Office in Burlington 08/27/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. announced on Thursday the opening of a new office in Burlington, North Carolina. ...Read More

Arch Insurance Promotes Mark Lange to EVP of Strategy and Distribution 08/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 106 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 15 min read
Arch Insurance has promoted Mark Lange to executive vice president of strategy and distribution for Arch Insurance Group’s North American operations. ...Read More

Attorney General Candidates Air Views on Work Comp Reforms 08/24/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 242 min read
Workers’ compensation reform became an issue during an appearance by the Republican and Democratic candidates for Illinois attorney general during a forum in Normal on Wednesday, according to press reports. ...Read More
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