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Attorney Mark Malter Dead at 70 04/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Applicants’ attorney Mark Malter of Woodland Hills died Wednesday after a recurring battle with cancer. He was 70. ...Read More

Attorneys Planning Multi-State Attack on Diminished WC Benefits 04/26/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2112 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
With favorable court rulings in several states under their belts, claimants' lawyers across the country are now preparing for a coordinated attack on state laws that they say have all but destroyed the "grand bargain" for injured workers.  ...Read More

Accused Doctor Asks Court to Approve New Pain Management Job 04/26/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A New York doctor who is accused of causing the deaths of six patients by negligently prescribing opioids has asked the federal judge presiding over the case to allow him to continue working at a pain management clinic while awaiting trial, according to ...Read More

AUI Names Western Region Vice President 04/26/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 171 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Appalachian Underwriters Inc. has named Eric Dail its western region vice president in charge of running day-to-day operations of the company’s office in Scottsdale, Arizona. ...Read More

Along With Drop in Opioids Came a Drop in Other Prescriptions, Report Shows 04/25/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 413 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
When Texas workers’ compensation regulators implemented a drug formulary in 2011, restricting opioid prescribing, they expected that doctors would simply switch injured workers over to other, non-opioid medications. ...Read More

AWCA Doesn't Govern Retaliation Claims for Workers Injured Before Act's Effective Date 04/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 2 min read
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday maintained its position that the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act does not govern retaliatory discharge claims by workers who were fired after the act took effect but allege the firing was done in retaliation for the pursuit of comp benefits...Read More

Advisory Committee to Discuss Rule-Making 04/23/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Idaho’s Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation will discuss rules relating to the calculation of average weekly wages and attorney fees for Medicare set-asides during a May 9 meeting. ...Read More

Attorney General Sues Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis 04/20/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 328 min read
Kentucky has joined a growing list of states suing drug manufacturers because of the opioid addiction crisis. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Bes...Read More

After Replay of 2017 Work Comp Bills, Gov's Race Pivotal for Future Reforms 04/19/2018
State: IL | Segment: Top | 391 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
Illinois’ legislative session is shaping up as a replay of last year as far as workers’ comp is concerned, with Democratic lawmakers resurrecting two bills that the state’s Republican governor vetoed in 2017. ...Read More

AP: Little Punishment for Doctors Accused of Sexual Misconduct 04/17/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 930 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
Politicians, celebrities and “elite journalists” have all lost their jobs amidst allegations of sexual misconduct, but doctors facing similar accusations more often receive at most only a short suspension, according to a ...Read More
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