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Hearing Scheduled on Affidavit of Exemption Regulation 10/23/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Kansas Insurance Department has scheduled a public hearing Dec. 19 to consider the adoption of a proposed regulation regarding affidavits of exemption from the state workers’ compensation act. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Unanimously Upholds Constitutionality of Cap on Attorney Fees for Treatment Disputes 10/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 471 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The West Virginia Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state’s statutory cap on attorney fees for successful protests of medical treatment denials. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Upholds Dismissal of Suit by State Trooper Injured During Taser Training 10/09/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 195 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Vermont Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a state trooper’s negligence claims against two colleagues for injuries he sustained during a Taser training exercise. ...Read More
 
 

High Court to Consider Legality of Forbidding Injured Worker to Sue Employer's Client 10/03/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 293 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case to determine whether workers can sign away their right to sue an employer's client for negligence if they are injured. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Overturns 8th DCA, Trial Court on Employer-Consent Issue 10/02/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a 2006 law that requires injured workers to get their employer's permission before rescheduling a court proceeding to reprove their entitlement to benefits. ...Read More
 
 

HEMIC Declares $3.5M Dividend 09/29/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 264 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The board of directors of Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. Inc. has declared a $3.5 million dividend to qualifying policyholders. This i...Read More
 
 

High Court Declines Jurisdiction Over Constitutional Challenge to TTD Cap, Subrogation Dispute 09/22/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 329 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has declined an opportunity to review a dispute involving subrogation issues and a challenge to the constitutionality of the state’s cap on temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More
 
 

High Court to Review Scope of Employer's Subrogation Rights 09/19/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted review of a case that could cost employers their ability to divert the money injured workers win in third-party negligence suits to pay for future medical care. ...Read More
 
 

Hearing Scheduled Related to Rehab of Public Service Insurance Co. 09/19/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A motion for approval of noticing and hearing procedures related to a rehabilitation plan for Public Service Insurance Co. and Public Service Mutual Holding Co. has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Issues Two Employer-Friendly Work Comp Decisions 09/18/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When the Ohio Supreme Court handed down two business-friendly workers' compensation decisions on Friday — both overturning the Court of Appeals — claimants' attorneys were miffed but not surprised. ...Read More
 
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