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JML Law Appoints Managing Attorney in San Francisco 08/10/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 980 | 0 | Popular with Legal
JML Law announced Wednesday that it has hired Mythily Sivarajah as managing attorney of its San Francisco office. ...Read More

Judge's Delay in Issuing Decision Results in Worker's Loss of Appeal 08/10/2017
State: GA | Segment: Top | 674 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Court of Appeals this week determined that a trial judge’s delay in issuing a decision on review of a State Board of Workers’ Compensation decision deprived him of jurisdiction to reverse the ruling. ...Read More

Jail Clerk Charged With Workers' Compensation Fraud 08/03/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 791 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Alma woman has been charged with felony insurance fraud and a misdemeanor count of false swearing after allegedly fabricating a work-related injury. ...Read More

Judge In NFL Painkiller Suit: Misrepresentation Claim Not Enough To Sidestep Exclusive Remedy 07/31/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1548 | 0 | Popular with Other | 2 min read
A federal judge in California who threw out a lawsuit by ex-NFL players alleging league-wide overuse of painkillers said the players would have had to prove that the league intentionally concealed knowledge of their injuries to escape the workers' compensation law's exclusive re...Read More

Jury Need Not Accept Alleged Date of Injury to Find Injury Was Compensable 07/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 678 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a jury was properly instructed that it could find a worker’s back injury to be compensable without finding that the injury had occurred on the specific date he alleged. ...Read More
Jopari Urges Adoption of Electronic Attachment Standard 07/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 741 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jopari Solutions, along with representatives from industry organizations, technology vendors, payers and providers, urged the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services this month to establish standards for electronic claims attachments. Jopari made a presentation to CMS’ Division o...Read More
Judge Dismisses NFL Painkiller Lawsuit Claims On Exclusive Remedy Grounds 07/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 961 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge has dismissed on exclusive remedy grounds the remaining claims in a lawsuit accusing the National Football League of excessively dispensing pain medications, the Washington Post reports. U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed almost all of the claims connected wi...Read More

Judges Can't Assess Credibility in Determining if Worker is Covered by Comp Act 07/20/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 630 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 58 min read
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that an administrative law judge may not assess the credibility of a worker’s evidence in determining whether the worker has made a sufficient showing of a potentially compensable injury. ...Read More

Judge Committed Reversible Error by Failing to Give General Verdict Form to Jury 07/19/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 793 | 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 | 1428 | 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
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