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Judge Rules Rate Hike Invalid Because of Sunshine Law Violations 11/23/2016
State: FL | Segment: Top | 856 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Florida judge ruled today that a 14.5% rate hike approved by the Office of Insurance Regulation is null and void because the OIR and the National Council on Compensation Insurance violated the Sunshine Law by holding secret meetings. Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers ...Read More

Judge Clears Bevin's Reorganization of WC Nominating Commission 11/23/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 363 min read
A Kentucky judge has ruled that Gov. Matt Bevin has authority to reorganize the Workers' Compensation Nominating Commission, allowing the Republican governor to dismiss seven members appointed by his Democratic predecessor and start anew with his own appointees. ...Read More

Judge Can Compel Special Disability Fund to Approve Worker's 3rd-Party Settlement 11/28/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: Courts | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
New York's highest court ruled that a trial judge can compel the state Special Disability Fund to retroactively grant approval for a worker's settlement with a third-party tortfeasor. ...Read More

Judge Grants SCIF Request to Dismisses Charges Against Drobots 11/16/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1311 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
A federal judge dismissed Michael D. Drobot and his son as defendants in a civil case filed by State Compensation Insurance Fund, pursuant to a settlement reported last month. ...Read More

Judge Allows Proposed Class Action for Underpayment to Proceed Against Liberty Mutual 11/09/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: DE | Segment: Top | 532 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Delaware Superior Court judge last week ruled that a group of health care providers who provided treatment to injured workers can move forward with their claims that they were short-changed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. ...Read More

JCC Castiello Fails to Secure Nomination for Reappointment 11/03/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 692 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 167 min read
A veteran Miami judge has failed to secure the backing of the statewide judicial nominating commission for judges of compensation claims for another four-year term. ...Read More

Jones Pleads for Carriers to Heed 5.6% Cut in Advisory Rate 10/28/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1176 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Workers’ compensation is more expensive in California than anywhere else in the country, and the state’s insurance commissioner is asking carriers to do their part in easing that burden. ...Read More

John Tindall Appointed to Workers' Comp Advisory Council 10/28/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 322 min read
John Tindall Wisconsin's labor secr...Read More

Judge Says Exclusive Remedy Doesn't Shield Employer From Retaliatory Discharge Claim 10/24/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
An Oklahoma District Court judge last week ruled that the state's Administrative Workers' Compensation Act did not shield an uninsured employer from potential civil liability for a worker's retaliatory discharge claim. ...Read More

Judicial Nominating Commission To Consider 9 Reappointments, 12 Applicants Nov. 1 10/21/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 461 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Florida's Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Nov. 1 in Orlando to interview nine workers' compensation judges for reappointment, and 12 attorneys for a spot on the bench next year when three judges retire. ...Read More
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