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Judge Committed Reversible Error by Failing to Give General Verdict Form to Jury 07/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court overturned a verdict finding a worker’s knee conditions to be compensable, saying the trial judge committed reversible error by entering judgement based solely on the jury interrogatories. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Hears Argument on Whether Exclusive Remedy Should Bar Suit Against NFL Teams 07/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 962 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial court judge is debating whether a jury should hear the claims of a group of former professional football players regarding their alleged injuries from overuse of pain medication during their careers. ...Read More
 
 
Judge 'Inclined' to Grant Injunction in Lien Stay Challenge 07/14/2017
State: CA | Segment: Top | 21624 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge in Los Angeles said he is inclined to issue an injunction prohibiting the Division of Workers’ Compensation from enforcing the lien stay provision in Senate Bill 1160. U.S. District Judge George H. Wu wrote in a tentative decision that he has “serious concerns ...Read More
 
 

Judge Finds Worker Had Compensable CT Injury 07/05/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 404 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled that a judge does not need to make a specific finding that a worker’s cumulative trauma was caused "directly and independently of all other causes” for the worker to have a compensable cumulative trauma injury. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Can't Ignore EMA's Conclusions in Written Report 06/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 297 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims could not issue an award that was consistent with some of an expert medical adviser’s ambiguous deposition testimony but conflicted with the written report. ...Read More
 
 

Jeffrey Shaw Named Head of App Development at Employers Holdings 06/14/2017
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers Holdings Inc., a company whose holdings provide workers' compensation insurance to low-to-medium hazard employers, has named Jeffrey Shaw its head of application development, data and integration, the company announced Tuesday. ...Read More
 
 

JLT Specialty Teams Up With Altumai to Improve Ag Worker Safety 06/14/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
JLT Specialty USA has announced a partnership with Altumai to develop strategies to reduce worker injuries in the agriculture industry. The idea is t...Read More
 
 

JCC's Refusal to Authorize Attorney Fee Violated Worker's Due Process Rights 06/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims violated an injured worker’s due process rights by refusing to approve of the agreement reached with the employer for the payment of attorney fees. ...Read More
 
 

Janitorial Firm Owner Charged With $32M Premium Fraud 06/02/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a San Francisco Bay area janitorial firm is accused of underreporting payroll in order to reduce her company’s workers’ compensation premiums by $32 million, the California Department of Insurance announced late Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Allows Air Ambulance Provider to Challenge Fee Schedule 05/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 507 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial judge in West Virginia last week ruled that an air ambulance provider can move forward with its claims that federal law bars the state from dictating the amounts it charges for transporting injured workers. ...Read More
 
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