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Workers' Compensation News


Frank Sodaro Named Deputy CFO at Old Republic 06/12/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 277 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Old Republic International Corp. has hired Frank Sodaro as senior vice president and deputy chief financial officer, a newly created position, effective June 13.   ...Read More

Football Player Didn't Establish Employment Relationship With League 06/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 533 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a football player was not entitled to benefits from the Arena Football League because there was no employer-employee relationship between them when he was injured during the tryout process. ...Read More

Fake Insurance Broker Receives 70-Month Sentence 06/05/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 371 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A man who pretended to be an insurance broker and collected more than $1.2 million in premiums on fictitious policies has been sentenced to 70 months in federal prison. ...Read More

Funeral Saturday for Firefighter Who Fought for Cancer Presumption 06/02/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 652 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The namesake for legislation that created a cancer presumption for firefighters will be laid to rest Saturday in Chardon. ...Read More

Formulary Aside, 6 Work Comp Bills Gain Traction in Legislature 05/31/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: Top | 619 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Though much of the attention Louisiana lawmakers have given workers' compensation this year has gone to the issue of whether to adopt a formulary, legislators have advanced a number of other bills this year that affect the industry. ...Read More

Formulary Most Likely Faces Governor's Veto, Stakeholders Say 05/31/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 566 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois House of Representatives is expected before the 2017 legislative session adjourns today to pass legislation calling for a closed formulary, but supporters and opponents doubt Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign the measure because of other provisions. ...Read More

Former Industrial Commission Chairman Announces Run for Judgeship 05/31/2017
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 645 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The former chairman of the North Carolina Industrial Commission announced Monday that he is running for a seat on the state Court of Appeals in 2018. ...Read More

Firefighter Presumption Law Stalls Again 05/30/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 974 | 0 | Popular with Legal
For 16 years, firefighters in Montana have been attempting to get a presumption law passed linking lung disease to their employment for workers' compensation purposes, the Great Falls Tribune wrote in a Friday feature story.  ...Read More

Federal Bill Would 'Test-Drive' Portable Benefit Structure for Independent Workers 05/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two lawmakers have introduced Congress' first bill geared toward helping workers in the gig economy. The measure would establish a $20 million grant...Read More

Firefighter Who Inspired Presumption Law Succumbs to Cancer 05/26/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 709 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Beachwood fire captain who inspired the governor into signing a cancer presumption law died Wednesday following a two-year bout with aggressive brain cancer. ...Read More
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