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Court Accepts Guilty Plea From Doctors in PHLB Case 08/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1151 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A pair of doctors formally pleaded guilty to charges relating to their roles in the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach kickback scheme. The U.S. Dis...Read More

Court Rejects Injured Juvenile Detention Officer's Claims of Retaliation, Discrimination 08/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 149 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A federal appellate court upheld the dismissal of an injured worker’s claim of disability discrimination and retaliation, finding she could not state a viable claim, since she was undisputedly unable to perform the essential functions of her job. ...Read More

Court Nixes Administrative Shortcut for Resolving Reimbursement Disputes 08/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The Kansas Court of Appeals last week rebuked the state director of workers’ compensation for overstepping his authority by ordering one insurance carrier to reimburse another for the payment of benefits that the former should have made instead of the latter. ...Read More

Construction Companies Cited After Worker's Fatal Fall 08/28/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 57 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 146 min read
Two Colorado construction companies have been issued federal safety citations after a worker suffered a fatal fall at a Greenwood Village work site. ...Read More

Commission Meets Today; Will Review Changes in Claims, Budget 08/27/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
The South Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission will meet at 10:30 a.m. today to review performance metrics for the past year and budget changes for 2019. ...Read More

Court Overturns Award to Volunteer Firefighter With Cancer 08/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania overturned an award of benefits to a volunteer firefighter, finding that the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board had applied the wrong standard to determine whether he had provided timely notice of his claim. ...Read More

Court Tosses Summary Judgment Due to Judge's Error in Choice of Law Analysis 08/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 121 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Louisiana appellate court overturned a grant of summary judgment for a worker’s alleged statutory employers, finding that the trial judge erred in determining the governing law for an out-of-state accident. ...Read More

Court Rejects Worker's Request to Add Labor Law Claim as 'Patently Devoid of Merit' 08/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 217 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a trial judge properly denied a worker’s request to amend his Labor Law claim from asserting he had sustained injuries in a slip-and-fall to add a claim that he had also fallen off a ladder. ...Read More

Court Upholds Summary Judgment for Worker Injured While Lowering Machine From Roof 08/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for an injury he sustained while helping a group of coworker lower a cutting machine from the roof of a building. ...Read More

Court Upholds Judge's Finding That Worker's Injury Came From Hunting Accident 08/24/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
The Commonwealth Court upheld the denial of benefits to a worker for an alleged neck injury, finding a judge had adequately and objectively explained her credibility determinations based on the conflicting evidence. ...Read More
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