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Judge Can't Grant Motion to Compel Discovery Without Reviewing Withheld Materials 08/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 187 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a trial judge committed an abuse of discretion in granting an injured worker’s motion to compel discovery of allegedly privileged materials without first reviewing them himself. ...Read More

Judge Maintains Disagreement With Court on Appropriate 'Baseline' for Worker's Condition 08/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 122 min read
The presiding judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals is standing firm in his belief that an employer should not be allowed to suspend indemnity benefits if a worker has experienced an improvement but has not returned to his pre-injury condition. ...Read More

Judge Allows Fraud Claim to Proceed Against PEO Wholesaler 08/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1533 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 134 min read
A federal trial court judge is allowing a fraud action to proceed against a wholesaler of professional employer organization services for allegedly cheating members of its sales team out of their commissions. ...Read More

Judge Wrongly Rejected Opinion of IME 08/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that a trial judge erred in failing to credit the opinion of an independent medical examiner in determining the level of a worker’s permanent partial impairment. ...Read More

Judge Delays Incarceration Dates for Drobot, Canedo 08/06/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 690 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A federal judge postponed the date by which the former owner of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach and its chief financial owner will have to start serving their prison sentences for convictions related to a spinal surgery kickback scheme in Southern California. ...Read More

Judge Could Deny Asbestosis Claim Based on Opinion of Doctor Who Never Examined Worker 08/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 185 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 32 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a trial judge properly relied on the medical opinion of a doctor who had never examined a worker seeking benefits for asbestosis to deny the claim. ...Read More

Judge Won't Close Hearing on Inmates' Entitlement to Comp 07/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 852 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
A workers’ compensation judge denied a bid by attorneys for Fresno County to close the public a hearing into whether inmates who were injured while assigned to a work detail are entitled to benefits, the Fr...Read More

Judge's Fee Award Failed to Adequately Compensate Worker's Attorney 07/20/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Minnesota Supreme Court this week ruled that a workers’ compensation judge had improperly short-changed an attorney for his work establishing which employer was responsible for the payment of benefits. ...Read More

Judge Sets Deadlines for Filings in Applied Underwriters Dispute 07/12/2018
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 213 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 41 min read
A federal judge in Connecticut set deadlines for parties to submit various filings for a case in which an employer is accusing Applied Underwriters of making false or misleading statements relating to the EquityComp program. ...Read More

Judge Dismisses 6th Amendment Claim in Vanguard Case 07/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1431 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A federal judge in Southern California dismissed a claim that the automatic stay on liens filed by criminally charged providers is unconstitutional and interferes with the ability of a provider to hire the best attorney he or she can afford. ...Read More
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