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Court Publishes Ruling Applying Comp Principles to Determine Employer's Vicarious Liability 10/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal last week ordered publication of a decision it issued last month finding an employer could not be held vicariously liable for the alleged negligence of an employee in causing a fatal car accident. ...Read More
 
 

Company's Denial of Employer Relationship Does Not Preclude 'Special' Arrangement 10/23/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A garbage man who got his job through a temp agency couldn’t sue the trash company after he collected workers’ compensation benefits from the agency because Waste Management enjoyed exclusive remedy protections as Kevin Holmes’ special employer, the New Jersey appellate cou...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses Award for Worker Injured in Car Accident 10/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DE | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Delaware superior court overturned an award of benefits to a construction manager for his injuries from a car accident while driving home from a job site. ...Read More
 
 
Commission Posts How-To Guide on Electronic Filing System 10/23/2017
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission has posted a how-to guide on its electronic claims filing process. A 12-page document, available as a PDF or PowerPoint p...Read More
 
 

CWCI Posts Summary of Legislation Enacted in 2017 10/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 548 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute published a bulletin summarizing legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this year. ...Read More
 
 

Court Partially Revives Electrician's Labor Law Action for Alleged Injury at Art Show 10/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived part of an electrician’s Labor Law action for injuries he allegedly sustained at an art show. ...Read More
 
 

CGL Carrier Must Defend Roofing Contractor From Suit by Subcontractor's Injured Employee 10/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court upheld a finding that a commercial general liability insurance carrier had an obligation to provide a defense to a roofing contractor who was sued by a subcontractor’s injured employee. ...Read More
 
 

Court Affirms Dismissal of Disbarred Work Comp Attorney's Distress Claim 10/19/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1606 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal refused to reinstate a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress filed by an attorney disbarred earlier this year for not abiding the terms of his probat...Read More
 
 

Contractor Drops Appeal of Fine for Fatal Accident 10/19/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A contractor agreed to pay $280,000 in penalties for safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker, and an additional $12,500 for misclassifying the worker as an independent contractor. ...Read More
 
 

City Manager Did Not Violate Ethics Policy When Selecting Work Comp Administrator 10/19/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 167 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Meriden city manager did not violate city policy when selecting a workers' compensation administrator, though his actions did create "the appearance of favoritism," ...Read More
 
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