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U.S. Supreme Court Reviews Appeal of Special Funds Case Today 05/31/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1067 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The U.S. Supreme Court today is scheduled to review a case that ignited when New York state lawmakers closed a fund for reopened cases in 2013 and left carriers with $1.6 billion in liabilities that insurers say they never charged premiums for. ...Read More

Unpaid Volunteer Driver Didn't Qualify as Transit Authority 'Employee' 05/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 221 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 13 min read
The Vermont Supreme Court last week lent some truth to the adage that “no good deed goes unpunished,” ruling that an unpaid volunteer cannot recover benefits for injuries she suffered while providing public transportation services for Chittenden County residents in need of a lift....Read More

Utility Company Fined $162K After Fatal Accident 05/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 255 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
A South Florida utility company faces $162,596 in proposed federal penalties after a worker was fatally injured by a steel plate that fell on him as he installed sewer lines. ...Read More

Utility Construction Company Cited for Trench Hazards 05/29/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A utility construction company in Daytona Beach, Florida, has received federal safety citations for allegedly allowing employees to work in a trench without cave-in protection. ...Read More

Union Can Arbitrate Worker's Right to Reinstatement 05/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: RI | Segment: NORTH | 239 | 1 | Popular with Employer | 11 min read
A divided Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that a labor union could pursue an arbitration claim against a municipal employer, seeking reinstatement for an injured worker in accordance with the terms of its collective bargaining agreement. ...Read More

Unlicensed Contractor Gets Prison for Scamming Homeowners, Failure to Cover 04/27/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 975 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
A Monterey County contractor was sentenced to two years in prison for taking money from an elderly couple and failing to complete the project they hired him to do, and for failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage for his workers.  ...Read More

Uproar After Chief ALJ Forces Another Judge to Resign 04/10/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1080 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
What began as an official complaint against a doctor has ballooned into a Texas-sized drama, with one administrative law judge forced to resign and the chief judge now facing calls for her own dismissal. ...Read More

Uber Official to Head WC Conference Panel on Gig Economy 04/09/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 150 min read
Brad Nail, the insurance manager for Uber, the nationwide ride-finding service, will lead a panel of experts that will discuss the growing gig economy and its effect on workers' benefits. ...Read More

Uber's Offer of Accident Insurance to Drivers Is OK, Judge Rules 03/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 925 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
Uber Technologies Inc. has moved closer to ending class claims over its failure to provide workers’ compensation coverage. The ride-finding compan...Read More

Utica Surgeon Indicted on New Charges 02/15/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A Utica orthopedic surgeon has been re-indicted on workers’ compensation fraud charges and now is accused of bilking the system out of more than $50,000. ...Read More
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