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Court Lifts Discovery Sanction Barring Affirmative Defenses in Housekeeper's Civil Suit 11/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court overturned a discovery sanction in a civil suit that had barred a defendant from asserting an affirmative defense to an injured hotel housekeeper’s claims. ...Read More

Cops Sue Estate of Man They Fatally Shot, Seeking Lost Wages, Medical Expenses 11/17/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 323 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Two Lincoln police officers have sued the estate of the man they fatally shot in 2015, seeking to recover damages to pay for their injuries, ...Read More

Court Upholds Award of Additional Benefits to Injured Officer 11/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 302 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Arkansas Court of Appeal upheld an award of additional benefits to an injured law enforcement officer because her employer had not returned her to work at an available position within her capabilities. ...Read More

Construction Worker Gets New Trial on Labor Law Claim 11/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 346 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ordered a new trial for a construction worker’s Labor Law claim due to an instructional error during the original trial. ...Read More

Couple Sentenced for Running Medical Transport Biz Without Comp Coverage 11/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A husband and wife who operate a medical transportation service have been sentenced for running the business without workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

Clinic Co-Owner Pleads Guilty to Prescription Fraud 11/17/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The co-owner of a Metairie pain clinic pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to plotting to use a physician’s pre-signed prescription forms to prescribe oxycodone, hydrocodone and dextroamphetamine to himself, his girlfriend and a relative. ...Read More

Clara Analytics Spins Off From Parent Company 11/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Clara Analytics, a predictive analytics company for workers’ compensation, has spun off from its parent, LeanTaaS, to operate as an independent company. ...Read More

Concerns Growing Over Medicinal Plant Kratom 11/16/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 454 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A green leafy plant is being hailed by some as a cure for chronic pain, depression and anxiety. It has reportedly helped some people reduce the amount of opioids they are taking or kick an opioid addiction. Others use it for a feeling of euphoria. ...Read More

Court Clarifies Board's Authority to Award Attorney Fees Following Remand Order 11/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 159 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board had the authority to consider a worker’s request for an attorney fee award following a remand from the Court of Appeals directing the board to issue an award of penalties. ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's Claim for Fees After Checks Lost in Mail 11/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal revived an injured worker’s claim for attorney fees based on his pursuit of benefits his employer’s comp carrier had timely paid, but the checks were lost in the mail. ...Read More
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