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The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, issued a ruling Thursday, 6/20/01, that a police officer injured while traveling from home to court to testify on behalf of the City was not within the 'going and coming rule', and thus not entitled to work comp benefits.
In City of S...Read More
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Yesterday the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, issued its ruling in California Highway Patrol vs. WCAB (D036792 - 6/12/01), holding that where a carrier makes a late payment and fails to include interest in that payment, only a single penalty may be imposed under Labor Code section 5814....Read More
The House, as predicted, sent a bill to President Bush to repeal the first federal job safety rules targeting repetitive-motion injuries yesterday.
The House vote to kill the OSHA MSD ergonomic regs was 223 to 206. Only 13 of 220 Republicans strayed from their party leadership to support...Read More
The Senate yesterday voted to overrule the newly enacted OSHA MSD ergonomic rules on largely partisan lines with 6 Democrats breaking ranks to vote with the Republican-led initiative.
In a vote the AFL/CIO called ...Read More
The Second Appellate District has rendered an opinion, certified for publication, in Antonette Niedle v. WCAB (La Salsa Holding Co; Cal. Indemnity), B140258 (2/27/01) upholding the constitutionality of LC 4644.
'Antonette Niedle seeks a writ of review after the Workers...Read More
Ohio has announced the state's Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) 'Dolphin Project' which puts claims handling, payments, and coverage applications online. Launched Nov. 9, injured workers can file a claim online, view their claim's status, and access information about the workers comp cla...Read More
Attorney Cindy Ossias, fired by former state Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush for disclosure of confidential documents leading to the investigation of Quackenbush, has been reinstated. This development occurs seven weeks after Ossias was placed on administrative leave for leaking the docume...Read More
According to a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Research Council, about 24% of all Americans think it's okay to inflate or otherwise misrepresent the extent of loss on claims.
The group has been tracking public tolerance for insurance fraud for many years. Public tolerance for insur...Read More