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Judge Sanctions Applied Underwriters, Orders Attorney to Submit to Deposition 08/18/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1610 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
A federal judge in Nebraska has approved sanctions against the embattled Berkshire Hathaway affiliate Applied Underwriters for failing to produce documents, fully answer questions and make its attorney available for a deposition during litigation against New Jersey employment agency Tops Personne...Read More

Judge Recommends Early Release for Ron Calderon 08/15/2017
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1645 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former California state senator Ron Calderon could be walking out of federal prison next year thanks to a 2007 law intended to reduce recidivism. ...Read More
JML Law Appoints Managing Attorney in San Francisco 08/10/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 983 | 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 | 678 | 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 | 799 | 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 | 1553 | 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 | 681 | 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 | 748 | 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 | 965 | 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 | 633 | 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
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