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Court Upholds Finding of Liability Under Labor Law for Construction Worker's Fall 01/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to summary judgment as to liability for his Labor Law claim but said triable issues remained as to the potential for apportionment. ...Read More

Companies Face $70,711 in Fines for Fatal Fire, Explosion 01/30/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 109 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Four Colorado companies face a combined $70,711 in penalties for an explosion and fire that killed one worker and injured three others, the Occupational Safety and Health Administrative announced. ...Read More

Complaint Claims Applicants' Attorneys Netted $79 Million From Capping Scheme 01/29/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3089 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Ten applicants’ attorneys accused of paying fees for client referrals as part of an alleged Southern California capping scheme combined to earn more than $79 million over a five-year period, according to filings in an unfair competition and civil racketeering complaint. ...Read More

Claimant to Pay $10K Restitution After Caught Working 01/29/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0
A Columbus man who worked as a motorcycle escort for funeral processions will serve a year’s probation and reimburse the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for the $10,400 in benefits it paid. ...Read More

Court Upholds Summary Judgment for Worker Hit on Head by Electrical Transformer 01/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim stemming from an incident where he was struck in the head by an electrical transformer. ...Read More

Construction Outfit Owner Charged With Ducking $1.8M in Premium Payments 01/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The owner of a Florida construction company was arrested this month after Bureau of Insurance Fraud investigators accused him of ducking $1.81 million in premium payments by misrepresenting the size of his payroll. ...Read More

CGL Carrier Had No Duty to Defend General Contractor From Suit 01/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 17 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a commercial general liability insurance carrier had no duty to defend a general contractor from a personal injury action filed by a subcontractor’s employee. ...Read More
Chris Thurman Named SVP of Underwriting at CNA 01/26/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
CNA has named Chris Thurman as senior vice president of underwriting for workers' compensation. Thurman will lead the strategic direction for the workers' compensation product line and will report to Julie Stephenson, commercial chief underwriting officer. Thurman’s ...Read More

Court Upholds Judge's Ruling Barring Testimony From Worker's Medical Expert 01/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a trial judge properly excluded an expert witness from testifying about the cause of a worker’s respiratory problems and that the employer was entitled to summary judgment. ...Read More

Court Reverses $5K Sanction Against Attorney Who Subpoenaed Employer's Doctor 01/25/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: MS | Segment: Top | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission was right to dismiss an attorney’s “overly burdensome and unduly broad” subpoena against an employer's medical examiner, but should not have imposed a $5,000 penalty against the attorney or made him pay the medical ...Read More
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