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John F. Parker, Founder of San Bernardino Law Firm, Dies at 88 04/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 946 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
John F. Parker, founder of the San Bernardino law firm Parker & Irwin, has died at the age of 88. Parker died after a brief illness on April 5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he had lived since 1998. Born in Los Angeles, Parker lived most of his life in Southern California, a...Read More

Jillian Froment Named Director of Insurance Department 04/04/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 655 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has named Jillian Froment the director of the Ohio Department of Insurance after his lieutenant governor, Mary Tyler, stepped down from the position, Kasich's office ...Read More

John Santulli Promoted to President and COO at PMA Cos. 04/03/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 448 | 0 | Popular with Legal
PMA Cos. has appointed John Santulli, a 35-year company veteran, as president and chief operating officer.   ...Read More

Judiciary Committee Schedules Hearings on Omnibus Comp Bill 03/31/2017
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 681 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A legislative policy committee will hear testimony on Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal that would create a new test to determine independent contractor status, increase penalties for misclassification, eliminate the second injury fund and reduce the state’s cut of employer assessmen...Read More

Jeff Duncan to Lead Liberty Mutual Health Care Operation 03/31/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 800 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Liberty Mutual has appointed Jeff Duncan senior vice president and chief underwriting officer of the company’s operation focused on insuring health care providers. ...Read More

Joshua Howle Named Partner of Wigger Law Firm 03/28/2017
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 566 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Joshua Howle has been named a partner of the South Carolina law firm Wigger Law Firm Inc., the Post and Courier reported on its website yest...Read More

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Accusing Comp System of Gender Bias 03/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1526 | 0 | Popular with Other | 1 min read
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has tossed a proposed class action predicated on the idea that the California workers' compensation system is biased against women. ...Read More

Judge Grants Final Approval to $27M Settlement in Lyft Case 03/20/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1502 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge in San Francisco gave final approval to a $27 million settlement between Lyft Inc. and a group of the ride-share company's California drivers on Thursday, Reuters reported. ...Read More

Judge Can Reject IME's Opinion as to Idiopathic Cause of Worker's Fall 03/15/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AZ | Segment: Top | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Arizona appellate court last week ruled that a hotel employee was entitled to benefits for her injuries from a workplace fall, even though she couldn't identify a cause for the accident, and the independent medical evaluator concluded that the injuries were idiopathic. ...Read More

Judge Issues Permanent Injunction Against Medical Directors Making Treatment Decisions 03/08/2017
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 661 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A Louisiana civil court judge has forbidden the state workers' compensation agency's medical director from making final decisions on injured workers' treatment. ...Read More
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