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Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Claims for Discrimination, Retaliation 09/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of a hospital employee’s claim of disability discrimination and retaliation following her termination for failing to return to work after being injured in a parking lot fall. ...Read More

Split Court Revives Widow's Late Claim for Death Benefits 08/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 200 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A divided Texas appellate court on Thursday revived a widow’s late-filed claim for death benefits, finding a triable issue as to whether she had good cause for her delay. ...Read More

Self-Insured Group's Office Furnishings Go to Auction 08/31/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 146 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 9 min read
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has commissioned an auction company to conduct an online-only auction to liquidate the assets of the Louisiana Safety Association of Timbermen. ...Read More

State Files Suit Against Meat Market Over Lapsed WC Coverage 08/29/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0
Some states, including New York and California, prosecute employers who fail to obtain workers' compensation coverage for their employees. In Wes...Read More

State AGs Fight Rollback of Chemical Safety Rules 08/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Twelve state attorneys general have called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to abandon a proposal to roll back regulations that protect first responders and other workers from chemical accidents. ...Read More

Shareholders Approve Cigna, Express Scripts Merger 08/28/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Stockholders of Express Scripts Holding Co. and Cigna Corp. have approved Cigna’s proposed acquisition of Express Scripts in a $52 billion deal. ...Read More

Senate Passes Fraud Assessment, Reporting Bill 08/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 476 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The California Senate passed a bill that would allow the Fraud Assessment Commission to give more money to district attorneys to prosecute workers’ compensation fraud cases. ...Read More

Staffing Firm Executives Accused of Comp Fraud 08/24/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1583 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
Three executives for two Southern California staffing companies are accused of defrauding a workers’ compensation carrier by misrepresenting the true employer of nearly 50 workers. ...Read More

Supreme Court to Issue Ruling on UR Providers' Malpractice Liability 08/23/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1012 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The California Supreme Court will issue a decision today establishing whether utilization review physicians can be sued for malpractice. This ...Read More

Supreme Court's Action Renders Moot Commission's Appeal of Invalidation 08/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 186 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
The Industrial Commission’s appeal of a decision to invalidate a temporary rule on ambulatory surgical centers was rendered moot when the state Supreme Court declined to disturb the Court of Appeals’ determination that the state’s fee schedules were valid. ...Read More
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