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Court Upholds Award of Benefits to Widow for Fatal Accident 11/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court upheld an award of benefits to a widow for her husband's fatal crush injuries from being pinned between a bridge and an aerial lift. ...Read More

Court Tosses Former Comp Judge's Award of Punitive Damages in Discrimination Action 11/10/2017
Source: WorkCompcentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 479 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Missouri appellate court overturned a former comp law judge’s $2.505 million award of punitive damages on his claim that he was wrongfully fired in retaliation for complaining about the discrimination he allegedly suffered because of a disability. ...Read More

Clinic Owners Charged With Kickbacks in $7.2 Million Federal Comp Fraud Scheme 11/10/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 591 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owners of a medical clinic in Houston face 27 charges including kickbacks and money laundering in a grand jury indictment accusing them of defrauding the federal employees’ workers’ compensation program out of $7.2 million. ...Read More

Commercial Bakery Faces $123K in OSHA Fines 11/10/2017
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 452 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A commercial bakery in Bellevue, Nebraska, is facing proposed penalties of $122,625 from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for allegedly exposing workers to unguarded machinery and electrical hazards. ...Read More

Commission Reviewing Division Reports During Nov. 13 Meeting 11/10/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 366 | 0 | Popular with Legal
If the volume of workers’ compensation claims filed through the first four months of the year holds steady, South Carolina could see a light increase in frequency, according to data included with agenda materials for the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s next meeting on Monday....Read More

Court Hits Employer With $28,259 Penalty for Failing to Secure Comp Insurance 11/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 225 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Worker’s Compensation court upheld the assessment of a $28,259.82 penalty against a construction company for failing to provide insurance coverage to its employees for a period of 17 months. ...Read More

Court Revives Brain-Injured Logger's Comp Claim 11/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court revived a brain-injured logger’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits against his alleged statutory employer, finding that a triable issue of fact made summary judgment inappropriate. ...Read More

Contractor, Carrier Liable for Costs After Unsuccessful Defense of Trial Court Order 11/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 191 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a contractor and its insurance carrier were liable for $1,587.46 in costs after they secured an order imposing a stay in a declaratory relief action and were unsuccessful in defending it on appeal. ...Read More

Court Upholds Determination That Certification of Worker's MMI Wasn't Final 11/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court upheld a finding that a worker’s first certification of maximum medical improvement and impairment rating were not final in light of evidence indicating she had received improper or inadequate treatment. ...Read More

CGL Carriers Had No Duty to Defend Opioid Companies From Deceptive Marketing Lawsuits 11/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 4th District Court of Appeal has ruled that two commercial general liability insurance carriers have no obligation to defend a group of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors from lawsuits in California and Illinois over their alleged deceptive marketing practices for opioid medication...Read More
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