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Court Upholds Determination That Certification of Worker's MMI Wasn't Final 11/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 226 | 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 | 446 | 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

Constitutionality of Maximum Compensation Rate Argued 11/08/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 294 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Miami claimants’ attorney told an appellate court Tuesday that the law capping the state’s maximum weekly compensation is unconstitutional because it punishes high-wage earners. ...Read More

Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Time Limits for Filing Claims Against Guaranty Fund 11/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 202 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that the statutes of limitation and repose for the filing of claims against the state guaranty fund are constitutional. ...Read More

Construction Co. Fined $115,740 for Fatal Fall 11/08/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 584 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries fined a construction company $115,740 for violations uncovered following an investigation into the death of Rodrigo Baldazar-Martinez. ...Read More
Cranfill Summer & Hartzog Partner Appointed to Leadership Position With DRI 11/08/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 305 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A partner with the Cranfill Summer & Hartzog law firm was appointed vice chairwoman of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Defense Research Institute as one of three attorneys with the firm appointed to leadership positions.  ...Read More

Court Upholds Order Compelling Worker to Attend IME 11/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 234 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court upheld an order from the Department of Labor and Industry compelling a dog groomer to attend an independent medical examination by a panel of physicians, conditioned upon the IMR provider’s agreement to provide a copy of the report to the worker...Read More

Crawford & Co. Reports $12M Profit in Q3, Announces Promotions 11/07/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 191 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Crawford & Co. has reported third-quarter net income of $11.8 million, an 8% increase from $10.9 million in the third quarter of 2016. ...Read More

Clerk Gets Benefits for Shooting From Employer, Not Landlord 11/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a convenience store clerk who was shot as he was leaving work but ruled that the property owner who leased the store to the employer did not share in the liability. ...Read More

Carriers to Be Graded on Timely Payments 11/07/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will assess carrier performance in 2018 through its biennial performance-based oversight program. The agenc...Read More
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