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Workers' Compensation News


Court Approves 22% Second Dividend From Legion Indemnity 10/02/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 214 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Office of the Special Deputy Receiver (OSD) has announced a court order approving a 22% second dividend from Legion Indemnity Co. on late-filed claims. ...Read More

CGL Carrier Owed No Coverage for Accident That Left Worker Quadriplegic 09/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 328 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a commercial general liability insurance carrier owed no coverage for an accident that left a tree service worker quadriplegic. ...Read More

Court Cuts Worker's $2.6 Million Punitive Damages Award on Retaliatory Discharge Claim 09/29/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 304 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Illinois Appellate Court slashed an injured worker’s $2.6 million punitive damages award by $1.2 million, finding the original amount was unconstitutionally excessive. ...Read More

Case Clarifies Term but Batters Beleaguered Second Injury Fund 09/28/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 259 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Oklahoma's nearly bankrupt second injury fund was dealt a blow Tuesday when the state's high court ordered it to pay permanent disability benefits to Jolid Mackey a second time.  ...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Appeal of Order Rejecting Co-Worker Immunity Defense to Tort Action 09/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 173 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court denied review of a worker’s claim of immunity from a tort action filed by a colleague, finding the trial judge’s rejection of the immunity claim was not a final order subject to immediate review. ...Read More

Court Applies Comp Principles as Guidance to Reject Vicarious Liability for Employer 09/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1208 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that an employer could not be held vicariously liable for the alleged negligence of an employee in causing a fatal car accident, since the employee was not acting within the scope of his employment at the time of the collision. ...Read More

Carrier Seeking Court Order to Avoid Defending Attorney From Capping Charges 09/25/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1648 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance carriers are apparently reluctant to pay lawyers to defend policyholders who are accused of defrauding other insurers. Evanston Insuranc...Read More

Court Upholds Injunction Barring BWC From Refusing to Pay Schedule Awards as Lump Sum 09/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court upheld the imposition of an injunction against the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation that bars the agency from refusing to issue schedule loss benefits in a lump sum. ...Read More

Carrier Cannot Require Treating Doctor to Use IME Provider as Consulting Psychologist 09/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 181 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that an insurer cannot designate a psychologist to be its independent medical examiner and the consulting psychologist for claimant’s treating physician. ...Read More

Court Overturns Summary Judgment in Labor Law Claim 09/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court overturned a grant of summary judgment in favor of a worker who had fallen from a scaffold, saying it was prematurely issued before all of the defendants had an opportunity to depose the worker. ...Read More
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