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Federal Trial Judge Tosses Worker's Claims of Disability Discrimination 10/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 493 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial court judge in Texas last week dismissed a worker's claim of disability discrimination after the worker allegedly suffered an on-the-job back injury. ...Read More

FDA Withholds Approval of Abuse-Deterrent Opioid 10/24/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 353 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an extended-release opioid product called Rexista, developed by Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. ...Read More

Former DIR Director Duncan Joins Sacramento Lobbying Group 10/23/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 670 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Cal Capitol Group, a lobbying firm in Sacramento, announced that former Department of Industrial Relations Director John Duncan joined the company as a senior executive. ...Read More

Full Senate to Reconsider Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund Bill 10/19/2017
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The state Senate will again take up a bill that would shore up funding for the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund. The full chamber considered Se...Read More

Four Deputies at Las Vegas Shooting File Comp Claims 10/18/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1690 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Four Orange County Sheriff’s deputies filed workers’ compensation claims in California for physical and psychological injuries they say they sustained during the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, according to a report by the ...Read More

Fallout Over Work-Camp Rehab Now Includes Lawsuit, Possible Comp Fraud Investigation 10/12/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three drug-court defendants have sued the diversion program that put them to work, for no wages, at a chicken-processing plant, saying the program violates the 13th Amendment’s ban on involuntary servitude. ...Read More

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Former Postal Worker's Conviction for Comp Fraud 10/10/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 338 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a former postal worker’s convictions for worker’s compensation fraud, as substantial evidence established that the worker had lied about her medical condition for 15 years. ...Read More

Former Supervisor Receives Benefits for Repetitive-Trauma Injury Due to Office Work 10/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1832 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former San Diego County supervisor has qualified for workers' compensation benefits for a repetitive use injury to the right side of his body from using a computer, talking on the phone and completing other tasks common to white-collar work, ...Read More

Family Must Arbitrate Claims Against Waffle House for Alleged Workplace Drugging 10/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 489 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that the family of a Waffle House employee who was allegedly drugged by a colleague will have to arbitrate their claims against the eatery. ...Read More

Fund on Hook for PTD Award After Failure to Add Property Owner to Claim Sooner 10/05/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1885 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Taxpayers are on the hook for a man's permanent total disability award after the California 2nd District Court of Appeals shot down the state's attempt to force a property owner to pay the benefits. ...Read More
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