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Commission and Bar Section Hosting Symposium on 'Opioid Crisis' 02/11/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 1160 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission is co-sponsoring a symposium to address "the opioid crisis being faced by the workers' compensation community" on March 24 in Baltimore, according to an announcement. Commission Chairman R. Karl Aumann, Commissioner Maureen Q...Read More
Everest Opens Houston Office 02/11/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Everest Re Group announced Wednesday the opening of the Everest Insurance Houston office as part of the Bermuda-based reinsurer's plan to strengthen its presence in the South, in the energy corridor in particular. Everest Insurance now has 17 offices across North America supporti...Read More

Business Owner Can't Sue Insurance Broker for Failure to Advise on Need for Comp Coverage 02/11/2016
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 417 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that the owner of a cattle feeding business could not assert a viable tort claim against the company's insurance broker for failing to warn the company about the risks and necessity of securing workers' compensation coverage for its employees. ...Read More

Board Can Consider Report of Expert whom Claimant Never Got to Depose 02/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers' Compensation Board properly considered the report of an independent medical examiner, even though the claimant in the case never had an opportunity to depose the doctor. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Case Worker's Psyche Injury from Job-Related Stress 02/11/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 788 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court upheld an award of benefits to a case worker, finding she had suffered a mental injury because of her work-related stress. ...Read More

Mailman Charged with Workers' Comp Fraud in Ohio 02/11/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in Ohio has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud for allegedly lying about his medical condition, according to the U.S. Attorney&rsqu...Read More
Assembly Passes Workers' Comp Reform Bill 02/11/2016
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 933 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill recommended by its labor-management advisory committee that would increase maximum benefits by $40 per week but also bar indemnity or death benefits if a workers' drug or alcohol intoxication caused an injury. ...Read More
Carrier Claims Insurance Department Exceeded Authority in EquityComp Decision 02/10/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1571 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Insurance Co. is arguing that the state Insurance Department invalidating its side agreement with a participant in its EquityComp program should never have been issued. Attorneys for the carrier on Feb. 5 filed a ...Read More

Decision on State Worker Accused of Fraud over Sex Club Shooting Coming Next Week 02/10/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1334 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A superior court judge said he will issue a decision next week on a case in which a former California correctional officer and his wife are accused of workers' compensation fraud for claiming a shooting outside of a San Francisco sex club was occupational, according to a report by the Sacrame...Read More
Leavitt United Merges With 2 Central Valley Brokerages 02/10/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 683 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Leavitt United Insurance Services announced Tuesday that it has merged operations with two Northern California insurance brokerages, Mulholland Insurance in Elk Grove and MCV Insurance Producers in Lodi. Both Mulholland and MCV have been members of United Valley Insurance Services for mor...Read More
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