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Workers' Compensation News


Appeals Court Approves Dismissal of Terminated Arbitrators' Lawsuit 08/17/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 275 | 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 | 323 | 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 | 341 | 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 | 1414 | 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 | 381 | 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 | 432 | 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 | 311 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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

Appeals Panel Upholds Compensability of Worker's Aggravated Arthritis 08/09/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 340 | 0 | Popular with State agency
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits to a worker for an on-the-job fall that aggravated the pre-existing arthritic condition in her knee. ...Read More

Acupuncture Extending its Reach in Comp 08/08/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 510 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A years-long effort to include acupuncture as a covered treatment in workers’ comp in Washington state is finally starting to pay off, as the Department of Labor & Industries is launching a pilot program of acupuncture to treat low back pain. ...Read More

Alleghany Corp. Profit Up in Q2, Along With PacificComp Net Premiums 08/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Alleghany Corp. has reported second quarter net income of $102 million, a 32% increase from $77.1 million in the second quarter of 2016. For the ...Read More
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