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Calif. Death Benefits to Estates Unconstitutional 11/28/2006
State: CA | Segment: Top | 548 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California law that directs workers' compensation death benefits to the estates of deceased workers who have no dependents is unconstitutional, the California 2nd Court of Appeal ruled Monday in an opinion certified for publication. The court decided that Labor Code Section 4702, subdi...Read More
Calif. 5th: TTD Entitlement Under 4656 Not Indefinite 11/28/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 1088 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
California Labor Code Section 4656 does not authorize the start of temporary total disability benefits once five years have lapsed, the 5th District Court of Appeal ruled Monday in an opinion not certified for publication. "We agree the WCAB does not have jurisdiction to award temporary...Read More
Calif. 2nd: Rooftop Wasn't in Occupant's Control 11/28/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 324 | 0
There was no evidence or disputed fact that a building's occupant retained control over safety conditions on the roof, the California 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled in dismissing a tort action filed by a contractor's employee. Jeronimo Sandoval worked for C&L Refrigeration Corp., which...Read More
CorVel Appoints VP of National Sales 11/28/2006
State: CA | Segment: Business | 383 | 0
CorVel Corp. announced Monday that it appointed Edwin C. Hendrick as its new vice president of sales, responsible for national sales initiatives. "His extensive experience in building high performing sales teams and identifying growth opportunities in the health care industry are exciti...Read More
Compromise PEO Coverage Plan on Agenda 11/28/2006
State: WI | Segment: Top | 75 | 0
Professional employer organizations hope to end a long debate with Wisconsin insurance regulators over the proper way to issue workers' compensation policies during a Dec. 6 meeting of the Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation. Proposals to adopt medical treatment guidelines and increa...Read More
Commissioner Upholds Decision Favoring Rating Bureau 11/28/2006
State: WI | Segment: Regulatory | 48 | 0
The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance issued an order affirming the Workers' Compensation Rating Bureau's decision in a dispute by the bureau with Skil-Tech of Oshkosh. "This action was based on allegations of an appeal from a Worker's Compensation Rating Bureau decision h...Read More
City, Not Risk Pool, Should Have Filed Appeal 11/28/2006
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 144 | 0
The Texas 2nd District Court of Appeals ruled against a self-insured city's right to contest a workers' compensation appeals panel decision and be named in place of the municipal risk pool that handled the claim. The court ruled in Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool v...Read More
Consultation Program Continues to Exceed Standards 11/28/2006
State: MO | Segment: Regulatory | 65 | 0
The Missouri On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program received notification it continues to exceed performance standards established by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Missouri's performance for the last quarter exceeded or tied that of other programs in O...Read More
Commission Posts New Opinions Online 11/28/2006
State: CT | Segment: Regulatory | 217 | 0
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission posted links to two opinions by the Compensation Review Board opinions to its Web site. The opinions are Ben-Eli v. Lowe's Home Improvement Center, No. 5006 CRB-3-05-10, 11/16/2006; and Cerrito v. Logistec USA, No. 5022 CRB-3-...Read More
Calif. 3rd Finds Prejudicial Errors in Saw-Injury Suit 11/27/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 257 | 0
Cumulative prejudicial evidentiary error requires reversal of an injured worker's product-liability lawsuit, the California 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled. The jury had returned a special verdict finding no design defect in the automatic wood-cutting rip saw on which plaintiff Deborah...Read More
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