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Formulary Bill Clears First Hurdle, but Governor's Support a Question 05/12/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 753 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A committee of Louisiana lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would mandate adoption of the Official Disability Guidelines drug formulary, sending the measure to the floor of state House of Representatives for a vote as early as next week. ...Read More
Federal Lawmaker Introduces Bill Clarifying Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act 05/09/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal
U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, has introduced a bill to clarify an element of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act of 1927 to allow recreational boat manufacturers to purchase less expensive state coverage. Byrne introduced HR 2354, dubbed the Longshore and Har...Read More
Finance Committee Passes Uninsured Employer Bill 05/09/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 301 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Colorado Senate Finance Committee has approved a bill that would create an uninsured employers fund and give the state Division of Workers’ Compensation the authority to reduce penalties charged to uninsured businesses. The committee on Friday voted 4-1 to send the bill to the S...Read More
FDA Approves Abuse-Deterrent Opioid RoxyBond 05/09/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 443 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved RoxyBond, an abuse-deterrent formulation of immediate-release oxycodone. RoxyBond is the first immediate-release opioid analgesic approved to be labelled as having abuse-deterrent properties, according to drug company Inspirion Delivery S...Read More

Father's Company Wasn't Liable for Benefits to Employee of Son's Company 05/08/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 526 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that a worker who was injured on a construction project failed to establish that his employer was a subcontractor working beneath an insured contractor or that his employer was engaged in a joint venture with another company. ...Read More

Former Paterson Recycling Division Employee Charged With Fraud 05/08/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 623 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A former laborer in the city of Paterson's recycling division has been charged with insurance fraud for allegedly working a second job while receiving temporary total disability benefits, reports. ...Read More

Former Insurance Center Owner Charged With Insurance Fraud 05/08/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 1131 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Minnesota authorities have accused the former owner of a Montevideo insurance agency of failing to apply customers' premiums to their policies, resulting in the cancellation of 12 policies, the West Central Tribune reports. ...Read More

Former N.J. Devils Player Sues 2 Hockey Teams, Insurance Carrier 05/05/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former professional hockey player Mike Peluso, 51, has sued the New Jersey Devils, the St. Louis Blues and the National Hockey League's insurance carrier, Chubb Group, in federal court, alleging they concealed health records that revealed his heightened risk of permanent brain damage for year...Read More

Fresh Off First Senate Term, Claimants' Attorney Announces Run for Governor 05/05/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 390 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Claimants' attorney and Iowa State Sen. Nate Boulton, D-Des Moines, has announced he will run for governor in 2018, the Des Moines Register reported. ...Read More

Fatal Falls Among Oil Workers Analyzed 05/04/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Falls are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry, and 63 industry employees died in work-related falls from 2005 to 2014. ...Read More
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