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Workers' Compensation News

BWC Drops Appeal, Settles for $420 Million 07/25/2014
State: OH | Segment: Top | 807 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Dropping plans to appeal to the state Supreme Court, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has agreed to a $420 million settlement of a 2007 class-action lawsuit that charged it with discriminatory pricing. More than 200,000 employers may be eligible for a portion of the settleme...Read More
Benefit Didn't Need to Be Available to Worker at Time of Injury for Worker to Get Award of It 07/25/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 317 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The fact that nurse case management services were not an available workers' compensation benefit on the date of a worker's accident four decades ago did not preclude an administrative law judge from issuing him an award of such service when the evidence demonstrated the worker's need ...Read More
Berkshire Hathaway Guard Expands from Comp to BOP and Umbrella Coverage 07/25/2014
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Berkshire Hathaway Guard, a workers' compensation insurer, has added businessowner's policy and umbrella coverage in Illinois. The company is already established in the state, writing more than $10 million in workers' compensation premium in 2013, but the move marks an expansi...Read More
Bull Shoals Police Chief Acquitted on 2 Charges; Mistrial on 3rd Charge 07/22/2014
Source: Baxter Bulletin
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 269 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield has been acquitted on federal charges of conspiracy and falsifying a police report, and a mistrial was declared on the count accusing Sutterfield of using excessive force, according to a local news report. Jurors deliberated for nearly seven-and...Read More
Brown Nominates Frank Brass for Reappointment to WCAB 07/18/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 143 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Commissioner Frank Brass, 83, for reappointment to another six-year term. Brass, 83, has served on the WCAB since 2001. Brown's nomination requires confirmation by the state Senate. The position ...Read More
Bay Oaks Opens Brokerage for WC Self-Insureds in Newtown 07/17/2014
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 319 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Bay Oaks Group, a small Melville, New York, insurance broker specializing in self-insurance programs, announced July 16 that it is opening a wholesale brokerage division in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Vincent Capaldi will serve as president of the new division, while Deborah A. Moller will...Read More
Bowling Video Leads to Applicant's Perjury Conviction 07/14/2014
By: Probe Information Services
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 943 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Los Angeles applicant who testified that he could no longer bowl because of his work injury pleaded guilty to attempted perjury after investigators took seven hours of surveillance video of him participating in his favorite sport. Probe Information Services said Ronald James Fortune, 36...Read More
BlueCross Attorney Takes Seat on Chesapeake Employers Board 07/14/2014
Source: Chesapeake Employers
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 701 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Co. announced Friday the appointment of Maria Tildon, senior vice president of public policy and community affairs for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, to its board of directors. Gov. Martin O'Malley made the appointment, effective June 1, Chesapea...Read More
Brown Appoints 6 to Appellate Courts 07/09/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 816 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment of six judges to the 1st and 2nd District Courts of Appeal.Brown named James M. Humes as the presiding justice for Division One of the 1st DCA and appointed Therese M. Stewart as a judge in Division Two of the 1st DCA.Hume...Read More
Brown Signs Injury Reporting, CIGA Assessment Bills 07/09/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Beginning in 2015, California employers will be allowed to make mandatory immediate reports of serious injuries, illnesses and deaths by email and could see assessments increase under bills recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.Brown on Tuesday signed ...Read More
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