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A California appellate court upheld the denial of a former law enforcement officer’s claim for disability retirement benefits, finding substantial evidence supported a determination that he was not permanently incapacitated from duty.
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Workers’ compensation renewal rates fell 2.24% in October, according to insurance industry exchange Ivans.
Last month’s decrease follows a 1.31% drop in workers’ comp renewal rates in September, Ivans said.
Renewal rates for other commercial lines increased in Oc...Read More
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The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that a state law capping an injured worker’s recovery of noneconomic damages from a third-party tortfeasor was unconstitutional, since it deprived the worker of a substantial remedy for his paraplegia.
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A New York appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier bears no liability for an injured worker’s comp claim, since it properly canceled coverage for the employer prior to the date of the worker’s injury.
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California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones went beyond restating his desire to see employers share in the savings generated by recent workers’ compensation reforms: He called on state lawmakers to give him the authority to reject excessive rates when announcing his decision to r...Read More
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SAN DIEGO — Doctors should use the U.S. opioid epidemic’s place at the center of the national conversation as an incentive to rethink the way they look at pain, starting with a focus on the patient’s emotional and psychological state, panelists said during the second day of...Read More
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The 4th District Court of Appeal has ordered publication of its decision from last month allowing a worker to collect benefits even though he had been convicted of workers’ compensation fraud.
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The Oregon Court of Appeals struck down a state law providing immunity to social hosts who provide alcohol to visibly intoxicated guests, reviving a worker’s tort action against her supervisor and employer for her injuries.