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Judge Eager for Resolution Denies Request for Stay in SCIF Kickback Case 08/08/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1578 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A federal judge said “it’s time to get going” in rejecting State Compensation Insurance Fund’s request for a four-month stay in the carrier’s civil racketeering case accusing medical providers of conspiring with Michael D. Drobot and his son to submit fraudulent bill...Read More

Judge Allows Suit by Taxi Co. to Proceed Against Public Utilities Commission 07/25/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 749 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
A federal trial court judge in California last week ruled that a San Francisco-based taxi company can proceed with its lawsuit against the commissioners of the state's Public Utilities Commission for granting more favorable treatment to ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft than to "...Read More

Judge Upholds $3.6 Million Award to Deputies Alleging Discrimination 07/20/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1348 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
A Sacramento superior court judge upheld an award of $3.6 million to four sheriff's deputies who claimed superiors retaliated against them for speaking out about discrimination in the department. More than $3.2 million of that amount went to a plaintiff who claimed stress from the retaliation...Read More

Judge Orders Comp Carrier for NHL to Produce Records on Player Head Injuries 07/18/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A federal trial judge in Minnesota last week ordered the comp carrier for the National Hockey League to produce documents in its possession regarding player claims for head trauma or brain disease as part of the discovery process in an ongoing concussion suit against the league. ...Read More
Judge Orders Payment of $350K in Restitution Following Worker's Death 07/14/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 485 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 20 min read
A federal judge has ordered a scrap-processing company based in Rockford to pay $350,000 in restitution to the family of a man killed at one of its plants. Behr Iron & Steel Inc. also was placed on five years of probation under the sentence handed down Tuesday in U.S. District Co...Read More

Judge Upholds OSHA Fine of $250K, Calling Contractor's Testimony 'Selectively Vague' 07/08/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1900 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration upheld a $250,000 fine against a contractor who worked on a Manhattan hotel, not buying the contractor's argument that managers didn't know they were subjecting workers to fall hazards. ...Read More

Judge Properly Withdrew Mistrial Order and Reinstated Jury Verdict 07/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 461 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a trial judge properly withdrew his order for a mistrial on a worker's Jones Act claim and reinstated the jury's verdict after the worker's death. ...Read More

Judge to Uber: No on $100M Settlement Proposal Until More Question Are Answered 07/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1443 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A federal judge did not approve Uber's proposed $84 million to $100 million class-action suit settlement with 385,000 drivers, questioning whether the deal would adequately compensate drivers who, under terms of the settlement, would remain independent contractors, the ...Read More

Judge Says SCIF Attorney Conflict Created Real Risk for Defendants in RICO Case 06/28/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2305 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A federal judge denied a request by the State Compensation Insurance Fund to reconsider his decision to disqualify the carrier’s outside counsel in a civil racketeering case, saying there was a real conflict of interest that exposed defendants to “concrete, particularized harms.&rdquo...Read More

Judge to Hold Hearing on Governor's Work Comp Panel 06/21/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 656 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Workers' compensation industry stakeholders aren't letting a governor — with a habit for abolishing commissions, then rewriting laws that revive them under new terms — use that tactic on the state workers' compensation panel without a fight, ...Read More
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