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JCC Erred in Failing to Consider All of EMA Opinion, and in Denying TTD 02/13/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 743 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims erred in refusing to consider the opinion of an expert medical evaluator as to the cause of a worker's need to medical treatment, and in denying the worker temporary total disability benefits. ...Read More

John Riggs Reappointed to Fraud Assessment Commission 02/09/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 988 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 216 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown has reappointed John Riggs to the Fraud Assessment Commission. Riggs, the manager of workers’ compensation at Di...Read More

Judge Cites Exclusive Remedy in Dismissing Officers' Lawsuit Against Department 02/03/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 627 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
An Oregon judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by six police officers against the City of Eugene and its Police Department for negligently hiring another officer who secretly recorded them using bathrooms, saying any alleged injury damages are covered by the state’s workers’ compensat...Read More
Juvenile Detention Officer Charged With Double Dipping 01/27/2017
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 781 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A juvenile detention officer for the state of Connecticut has been arrested on two counts of workers’ compensation fraud, the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney said Thursday. ...Read More
Judge Finds SAIF Board Violated Open Meeting Law to Oust CEO 01/19/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 650 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
The SAIF Corp. board of directors violated the state’s open meeting laws when it decided to fire former Chief Executive Officer John Plotkin in 2014, an Oregon judge ruled. The carrier said it has not decided whether to appeal Tuesday’s verbal order granting Plotkin’s mo...Read More

Judge Didn't Commit Reversible Error by Requesting Closing Argument in Written Form 01/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 601 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
An Ohio appellate court ruled that a trial judge did not commit reversible error by requesting that the parties submit written closing arguments in lieu of oral argument. ...Read More

Judge Tosses Former Fraud Investigator's Discrimination Suit Against BWC 01/13/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 673 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
An Ohio trial court judge on Tuesday threw out a former fraud investigator's discrimination claim against the state Bureau of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More

Judge Orders Employer to Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana 01/11/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 1419 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
As more states have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana, the number of jurisdictions that accept marijuana as a compensable treatment for injured workers has also been on the rise. ...Read More

Judge Orders Insurer to Pay for Worker's Medical Marijuana 01/09/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 746 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A New Jersey workers’ compensation judge has ordered an insurer to pay for medical marijuana for an injured worker who was benefiting from it and was able to reduce his prescription...Read More
Jersey City Hospital Fined $174K After Worker's Fatal Fall 01/04/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The federal work safety agency fined a Jersey City hospital $174,593 in the wake of a worker's death, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday. OSHA cited Jersey City Medical Center for five violations of federal work safety standards springing from an inspe...Read More
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