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Anti-Fraud Coalition Wants Care for Undocumented Workers Hurt on Job 08/23/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud is asking Florida lawmakers to close a loophole that allows insurers to deny benefits to severely injured undocumented workers because of a legal technicality. ...Read More

Attorneys: No Need For Unpublished, Uncitable Opinions in Internet Age 08/22/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 347 | 1 | Popular with Legal
In a recent blog post, Chicago defense attorney Eugene Keefe bemoaned a longtime thorn in his side: the Illinois Supreme Court's Rule 23.  ...Read More

Aloha Stadium Cited for Multiple Safety Violations 08/21/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division has issued 12 citations and $47,000 in penalties to Aloha Stadium in Aiea for exposing workers to safety and health hazards. ...Read More

Appeals Court Approves Dismissal of Terminated Arbitrators' Lawsuit 08/17/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 384 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court's decision to toss a lawsuit that four Illinois workers' compensation arbitrators filed against the state after they lost their jobs in 2011. ...Read More

Another State Sues Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Claims 08/16/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 469 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Purdue Pharma allegedly told doctors that patients who appeared to be addicted to opioids were only “pseudo-addicted” and actually needed more opioids, according to a lawsuit filed against the drugmaker on Tuesday. ...Read More

ASIA Annual Conference, Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 21-22 08/11/2017
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 434 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Self-Insurers Association will hold its annual conference and golf tournament this September at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler.  ...Read More

Appellate Panel Challenges Peers' Ruling in Exclusive Remedy Decision 08/10/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1543 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court panel ruled that an employee may pursue a tort claim against her supervisor for intentional infliction of emotional distress, creating a conflict with another panel's reading of a 2008 state Supreme Court opinion. ...Read More

AG Sues Purdue Pharma Over Oxycontin Marketing Tactics 08/10/2017
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 517 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has filed a consumer protection action against drug company Purdue Pharma for alleged unfair or deceptive marketing and business practices related to its opioid Oxycontin. ...Read More

AmTrust Posts Another Net Income Decrease in Q2 08/09/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 539 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AmTrust Financial Services Inc. on Tuesday reported second quarter net income of $5.8 million, a decrease compared to $127 million in the second quarter of 2016. ...Read More

Analysis: PTSD Presumption Bill Could Create 'Extensive' Liability 08/09/2017
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 447 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A bill that would create a presumption that post-traumatic stress syndrome suffered by public safety workers is a compensable workplace injury could create “extensive” potential liability to the state and local governments, according to an analysis by the state finance office. ...Read More
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