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Employer Pays $310,000 in Settlement Over Worker Death 10/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 176 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Growers Street Cooling paid $310,000 in costs and civil penalties to settle allegations that its systemic violation of safety laws resulted in the death of a worker, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced. ...Read More
 
 

Employers Can Terminate Benefits at Return to Baseline, Though 'Baseline's' Meaning Debatable 10/18/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: GA | Segment: Top | 79 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that an employer could terminate benefits to a worker who had aggravated his pre-existing conditions after healing to a point comparable to his condition before the workplace injury.  ...Read More
 
 

Estate Can Proceed With Wrongful Death Claim for Worker's Overdose 10/18/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 92 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s estate can pursue a wrongful death claim against a property owner whose alleged Labor Law violation resulted in injuries that led to the worker's fatal overdose. ...Read More
 
 

Employer's Procedural Flub Forfeited Challenge to Worker's Award 10/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer’s failure to include the appropriate cover sheet for an appeal resulted in the forfeiture of its challenge to an award to an injured police officer. ...Read More
 
 

Employee Can Sue Company in Tort for Injuries From Workplace Explosion 10/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division ruled that an injured worker presented sufficient evidence of intentional tortious conduct by his employer to proceed with a civil action against the company for his injuries from an explosion. ...Read More
 
 

Ex-JCC Castiello Says Nominating Commission Followed Improper Rules 10/13/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 687 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former Florida Judge of Compensation Claims Gerardo Castiello is on a mission to prove his de facto dismissal from the bench was made in error. ...Read More
 
 

Express Scripts to Acquire Medical Management Company EviCore 10/11/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 204 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Express Scripts Holding Co. is buying EviCore Healthcare, a medical benefit management company, for $3.6 billion. Combining Express Scripts' ph...Read More
 
 

Ex-Labor & Industry Secretary Overseeing Federal Comp Program 10/11/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 216 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state’s former secretary of labor and industry has been named director of the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More
 
 

Evidence of Injury Rejected as Non-Compensable Didn't Entitle Worker to Reopen Claim 10/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Arizona appellate court ruled that an injured hotel worker was not entitled to reopen her claim because she could not prove she was suffering from a new, additional or previously undiscovered condition. ...Read More
 
 
Epic Adds Broker Tim House in Fresno 10/09/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 278 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants has hired Tim House as a property and casualty insurance broker and producer in the company’s office in Fresno, California. House will be responsible for new business development, and the design and management of insurance and risk management p...Read More
 
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