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CWCI Posts Summary of Legislation Enacted in 2017 10/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 306 | 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 | 102 | 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 | 134 | 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 | 1418 | 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 | 157 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
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 | 145 | 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
 
 

Contractor Faces $191K Fine for Scaffold Hazards 10/19/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 225 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The owner of a New Jersey construction company has been cited for exposing workers to alleged hazards at a Philadelphia job site, including allowing employees to work on a scaffold that was too close to power lines. ...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses Award for Worker's Warehouse Accident 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 285 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court overturned a worker’s award of enhanced benefits after he lost both legs because of a warehouse accident, finding his employer could not be held liable for the violation of a specific safety regulation. ...Read More
 
 

Court Overturns Order Enforcing Settlement for Death Benefits 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court overturned a trial judge’s order enforcing a settlement agreement for death benefits in the absence of evidence that all parties to the claim consented to the terms laid out in the entry of judgment. ...Read More
 
 

Court Tosses Summary Judgment for Worker Over Questions of Credibility 10/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court overturned a worker’s grant of summary judgment on a Labor Law claim, finding the conflicting accounts of his alleged accident had given rise to a triable question about his credibility. ...Read More
 
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