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Hockey Team Folds Over Work Comp Costs 08/07/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 395 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Danbury's minor league hockey team is ceasing operations after two seasons, citing the high cost of workers' compensation insurance.  Westfair Online rep...Read More
 
 

High Court Reinstates Claim Against Carrier, Finding Insufficient Proof of Policy Cancellation 08/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 341 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nebraska Supreme Court reinstated a worker’s claim against a comp carrier, finding the carrier was not entitled to dismissal of the claim because it failed to prove it had canceled the employer’s policy prior to the date of the worker’s accident. ...Read More
 
 

High Court to Decide if DWC Has Jurisdiction Over Resident's N.Y. Injury Claim 08/04/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Supreme Court will review an appellate decision that granted the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation jurisdiction over a state resident's workers' compensation claim, even though he was injured in New York. ...Read More
 
 

Health Department Releases Opioid Prescribing Guidelines 07/31/2017
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Vermont Department of Health has released rules governing the prescribing of opioids after more than 25 meetings and conference calls with stakeholders. ...Read More
 
 
High Court Says Employer Can't Relitigate Extent of Worker's Impairment After He Got PPD Award 07/25/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: ME | Segment: EAST | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine ruled that the doctrine of res judicata prevents a party from seeking to change the permanent impairment level associated with an employee’s work-related injury after that level has been established by a prior decree. Case: Bailey v. City of Lewis...Read More
 
 

Hearing Postponed Again Over Contested Proposed Rule on Fee Disputes 07/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An administrative law judge has again postponed a hearing in which providers and their billing companies are opposing a proposed rule that would allow the Division of Workers’ Compensation to step aside from medical fee disputes that involve managed care contracts. ...Read More
 
 

Hearing to Be Held on New Rule to Charge Accidents to Surplus Fund 07/13/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will hold a public hearing Aug. 14 on proposed Rule 4123-3-38, surplus fund charge of qualified motor vehicle accident claims. ...Read More
 
 

High Court Grants Shot Teacher Disability Retirement 07/12/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Hawaii Supreme Court decided this week that a full-time public school teacher who was shot in the chest at school should get disability retirement benefits.  ...Read More
 
 

House Veto Override Is Remaining Hurdle to First Budget in More Than Two Years 07/06/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 347 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Democratic-led House is expected as early as today to attempt an override of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a tax hike and spending plan. ...Read More
 
 

House Agrees to Budget But Not to Workers' Compensation Reforms 07/05/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The House on Sunday and Monday passed three budget bills that still face Senate approval and vows of vetoes by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, but lawmakers could not agree on workers’ compensation changes. ...Read More
 
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