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Court Upholds Judge's Ruling Limiting Defendant's Ability to Question Plaintiffs 11/15/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that a defendant in a tort action failed to preserve his claim of error in a trial judge’s rulings limiting his freedom to ask the plaintiffs about their ability to recover workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More

Carrier That Short-Changed Doctor for Treatment of Worker Liable Under Contract Law 11/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a doctor who was short-changed by an insurance carrier was entitled to payment of the full amount of his bill and nothing more. ...Read More

Court Revives Carrier's Claim for Contribution From Predecessor 11/14/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 181 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court revived an insurance carrier’s contribution claim against a fellow carrier for the medical benefits it had paid to an injured trucking company employee. ...Read More

Construction Workers at High Risk of Opioid Abuse, Review of Records Finds 11/14/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Seventy-three percent of Ohio's injured construction workers were given opioids last year through the workers' compensation system, the C...Read More

Contractor Charged With Felony Fraud 11/14/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Queens building contractor has been charged with falsifying proof of insurance, leaving his employees without workers’ compensation insurance and stealing more than $56,000 in insurance premiums. ...Read More

Court Rejects Firefighter's Personal Injury Claim Against Property Owner 11/14/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court rejected a firefighter’s personal injury claim against a property owner for an alleged slip-and-fall while responding to a fire on the premises. ...Read More

CMS Backs Off From Bundled Payments as Comp Moves Cautiously 11/13/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 888 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed scaling back its bundled payment program for knee replacements and other procedures, even as the workers’ comp industry seems unsure of how to proceed with the payment model. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Employer's Malpractice Action Against Former Attorney 11/13/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court revived a corporation’s malpractice suit against its former attorney for failing to defend it from an ex-employee’s retaliatory discharge claim.  ...Read More

Court Grants Discovery in Collection Dispute Between Self-Insured Trust and Ex-Members 11/13/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 214 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court last week ruled that the administrators of a group self-insured trust were entitled to compel the production of a report on its alleged mismanagement. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of WC Benefits to Firefighter With ALS 11/13/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 230 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a firefighter was not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, as he failed to prove his work-related exposure to toxins had caused him to develop this neurological disease. ...Read More
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