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House Approves IWIF Budget Transfer 03/26/2012
State: MD | Segment: EAST | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maryland House of Delegates voted final approval on Friday of a budget bill that would transfer $50 million of surplus from the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund (IWIF) to general revenue if the state approves a second bill that converts the state-run workers' compensation carrier to a pri...Read More
High Court Declines Review of Benefit Denial for Hospital Worker 03/23/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 442 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The family of a Southern California nursing assistant who suffered a stroke after being attacked by a patient will not be able to recover workers' compensation benefits from her employer for her injuries and death, the state high court decided.At its weekly conference on Wednesday, t...Read More
House Gives Tentative Nod to $50 Million Transfer from IWIF 03/23/2012
State: MD | Segment: Top | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Maryland House tentatively voted on Thursday to transfer at least $50 million from the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund (IWIF) to the state general revenue, as part of a legislat...Read More
House Panel Approves Senate Comp Reform Bill 03/23/2012
State: MS | Segment: EAST | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi House Insurance Committee on Thursday approved the Senate version of a workers' compensation reform bill that would shift the presumption in favor of employers in many workers' compensation cases, limit claimants' attorneys' fees and increase some benefits....Read More
High Court Considers Validity of Workers' Compensation Waiver 03/20/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will decide a security guard who suffered an on-the-job injury while on a property belonging to her employer's client had validly waived her ability to sue that client in tort.Attorney Frances M. Minnis of Oxman, Goodstadt & Kuritz argues that such ...Read More
Home Health Care Service Owner Sentenced to 4 Years for Fraud 03/20/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Colorado man who pleaded guilty to defrauding the government out of more than $3.5 million from a program paying in benefits to nuclear workers was sentenced to four years in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver announced.Anthony Breaux in October 2009 created Honor...Read More
High Court Declines to Publish AIG Class-Action Settlement Decision 03/19/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 441 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A $1.4 million class-action wage-and-hour settlement between insurance giant AIG and its former adjusters from December will not become binding law, the California Supreme Court decided. In their weekly conference on Wednesday, the justices declined a request by the California Employment...Read More
House and Senate Pass Workers' Comp 'Opt-Out' Bills 03/15/2012
State: OK | Segment: Top | 700 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefLegislation that would make Oklahoma only the second state in the nation to allow employers to opt out of the workers' compensation system has cleared both houses of the state Legislature,...Read More
House Votes Down Comp Reform 03/15/2012
State: MS | Segment: Top | 657 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Mississippi House of Representatives voted 61 to 54 on Wednesday to defeat workers' compensation reforms that included slight increases in some benefits but shifted the burden o...Read More
High Court Clarifies Scope of Privilege in Comp Cases 03/15/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MT | Segment: Top | 319 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An employer could not rely on the attorney-client privilege to avoid a discovery request for communications between an attorney for its insurance carrier and a claims adjuster, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.In a 6 to 1 decision issued on Tuesday, the court concluded the claims adjuster...Read More
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