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Attorney Gets 2-Year Suspension for Engaging in Unauthorized Practice of Law 05/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 323 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York attorney got herself suspended from the practice of law earlier this month for engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in neighboring New Jersey. ...Read More

Appellant's Failure to Timely Serve Parties Doesn't Divest Judge of Ability to Extend Deadline 05/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 334 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The Nevada Supreme Court this week ruled that a municipal employer’s failure to timely serve all the necessary parties with a copy of its petition for judicial review of an adverse workers’ compensation decision did not mean that it was necessarily out of luck. ...Read More

Artemis Emslie Joins Ametros' Board of Directors 05/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 283 | 5 | Popular with Employer | 715 min read
Artemis Emslie has joined the board of directors of Ametros, a provider of post-settlement medical management services. ...Read More

As More States Pass Opioid Prescribing Limits, Bills Become More Sophisticated 05/16/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Oklahoma is the latest to join a growing number of states that have enacted limits on opioid prescribing for acute pain and, in some cases, address the use of opioids for chronic pain as well. ...Read More

Another Court Holds in Favor of Air Ambulance Company in Billing Dispute 05/15/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 899 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
Insurance carriers, state officials and attorneys for airlifted patients are growing increasingly frustrated with a spate of recent court rulings that continue to block state fee schedules and regulations, including those that ban the practice of balance billing. ...Read More

Agents Asking TDI to Extend Negotiated X-Mod Rule 05/14/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas is asking the state Department of Insurance to extend the expiration date of a rule that allows allows insurers to use negotiated experience modifi...Read More

Archdiocese Gets Summary Judgment Tossing Worker's Labor Law Claims 05/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Archdiocese of New York was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claims arising from his alleged fall from a scaffold while working on a church rectory. ...Read More

Allegations of Deficient Representation, Coercion by Judge Didn't Warrant Reopening of Claim 05/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to the re-opening of her settled claim based on bare allegations that she had received poor representation by her prior attorney and that a judge had forced her into mediation. ...Read More
Administrative Assessment Rate Will Rise Slightly, to 2.77% 05/10/2018
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 337 min read
The administrative fund assessment rate for insurers will rise slightly for fiscal 2019, which begins July 1, the Maine Workers' Compensation Board announced this week. The assess...Read More

American Family, Main Street America Announce Merger 05/07/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 145 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
American Family Insurance and the Main Street America Group will pursue a merger, the companies announced on Friday. The merger, expected to close ...Read More
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