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L&I Approves 2.5% Rate Decrease to Take Effect Jan. 1 12/01/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 392 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Washington Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday that Director Joel Sacks has approved a 2.5% decrease in the average amount that employers and workers pay for workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Liberty Mutual Holds Ribbon-Cutting for 19-Story Plano Campus 12/01/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Liberty Mutual Insurance has officially opened its 1 million-square-foot office complex in Plano, Texas. ...Read More

Lenders to Acquire Patriot National as Company Enters Chapter 11 11/30/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 346 min read
Patriot National has entered into an agreement to be acquired by its lenders and is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a “comprehensive reorganization” of the foundering business. ...Read More
L&I Announces Vendor for Telephonic Interpretation 11/30/2017
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 521 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries said vocational providers must use CTS Language Link for telephonic interpretation services. The department said providers can start using over-the-phone interpreters to speak with injured workers who have limited proficiency in Engl...Read More

Logging Company Owner Sentenced for Comp Fraud 11/30/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 309 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Auburn, New York logging company owner has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for illegally accepting $83,478 in workers’ compensation benefits and for not covering his own employees. ...Read More
Lawmakers Seek to Establish Light-Duty Return-to-Work Program 11/22/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 1077 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A workers’ compensation bill introduced last year in the New Jersey State Senate was unanimously approved by the chamber’s Budget and Appropriations Committee on Monday. The bill would esta...Read More

Limited Solutions Advanced to Address Trends in QME Report 11/21/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1129 | 0 | Popular with Legal
More frequent testing and less onerous requirements are among the recommendations put forward to address findings in a recent report documenting the dwindling number of medical providers willing to serve a...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes $150 Hourly Cap on Claimants' Attorney Fees 11/21/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 421 | 1 | Popular with Legal
House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee Chairman Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, has prefiled for the 2018 session legislation that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour and would require the annual adoption of schedules of maximum reimbursement allowances. ...Read More

Little Change in Nonfatal Injuries, Illnesses in 2016 11/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 731 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California’s overall rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses dropped slightly to 3.7 cases per 100 full-time employees in 2016, from 3.8 in 2015, the Department of Industrial Relations announced. ...Read More

Legislature Approves State Fund Management Fee 11/17/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 552 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Steve Bullock a measure that would impose a 3% management fee on Montana State Fund’s investment portfolio, ending a special session focused on closing a $22...Read More
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