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Judge Tosses Carrier's Request for Declaratory Judgment on Potential Liability for Coverage 01/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 232 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A federal trial court judge ruled that an insurance carrier was not entitled to a declaratory judgment on its potential liability for coverage to a truck driver if the driver’s coworker were to file a negligence claim. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Denies Most Requests to Limit Discovery in EquityComp Lawsuit 01/18/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 488 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A federal judge in California denied most requests from Applied Underwriters to limit the types of documents employers can obtain during discovery in a purported class action lawsuit over the EquityComp program. ...Read More
 
 

Judge Finds Corruption Caused Suicide, Awards Death Benefits 01/16/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 281 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 4 min read
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission ordered the state Department of Marine Resources to pay death benefits to the widower of a former executive assistant to the department’s director, who committed suicide as a scandal unfolded that led to the conviction of her boss ...Read More
 
 

Judge Rejects PTSD Claim From Nightclub First Responder 01/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 477 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
A Florida workers’ compensation judge has ruled against providing benefits to an Orlando police officer who responded to the Pulse Nightclub shooting that killed 49 people. ...Read More
 
 
John Sims Appointed to Work Comp Magistrate Board 01/15/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed attorney John Sims to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. Sims’ appointment is for a four-year term ending Jan. 26, 2021. The appointment is subject to Senate approval. Sims is the president of Sims and Stern P.C. in ...Read More
 
 

Judge in Massive Multi-District Opioid Litigation: Settling Will Do More for Epidemic 01/11/2018
State: OH | Segment: Top | 516 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
A federal judge presiding over more than 200 lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has encouraged attorneys to settle rather than push the multi-district litigation to trial, saying he believes a settlement could have a more meaningful and immediate impact on the country’s ...Read More
 
 

Judge Dismisses Shareholders' Suit Against PEO TriNet 12/22/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1278 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by shareholders of the professional employer organization TriNet in 2015. ...Read More
 
 

Jerry Workman Named Deputy Insurance Commissioner 12/20/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Department of Insurance has named Jerry Workman deputy commissioner. ...Read More
 
 

Jury Convicts Radiologist on 39 Counts in Kickback Case 12/15/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2497 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
Beverly Hills radiologist Ronald Grusd will return to court in March to learn his sentence after a federal jury convicted him on 39 counts relating to a kickback scheme that prosecutors say generated $25 million in fraudulent bills for services provided to injured workers in California. ...Read More
 
 

Jay Lefkowitz to Lead XL Catlin's North America Risk Management Arm 12/15/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Property and casualty insurer XL Catlin has promoted Jay Lefkowitz to president of its global risk management business in North America, the company announced Thursday. ...Read More
 
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