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High Court Protects LGC Conversations with Attorneys 05/15/2012
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 357 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled last week the Local Government Center (LGC) does not have to disclose conversations officials had with attorneys during open meetings because no one from the public attended the meetings, the Concord Monitor reported on Saturday.The records were soug...Read More
High Court Rejects Union Challenge to Ethics Commission Opinion 05/10/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected a labor union's challenge to a state ethics advisory board opinion that the Workers' Compensation Commission should not be permitted to prepare transcripts for private sale during work hours. Case: Council 4, Americ...Read More
High Court Reverses Award of Supplemental Earnings Benefits 05/10/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 371 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A long-time clerical worker partially disabled by a back injury was not entitled to supplemental earnings benefits because work was "available" to someone with her transferrable skills, education, and experience, which could allow her to earn 90% or more of her pre-injury wage, the Louisiana Su...Read More
Hartford Jumps to 3rd Largest Carrier by Market Share 05/09/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Direct written premium for Hartford Fire & Casualty Group increased $172 million in 2011, pushing the carrier up two spots to the third largest insurer by market share, according to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute.Hartford reported direct written premium of $453 ...Read More
Hearings Scheduled for 5 Comp Bills 05/09/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Costs associated with four workers’ compensation bills will be discussed by lawmakers today, and a policy committee will hear testimony on a measure that would eliminate the so-called “pass-through” on spinal implants.The Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relatio...Read More
Hearings Officer Orders Case against LGC to Go Forward 05/08/2012
State: NH | Segment: Top | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefA hearings officer appointed to review allegations made by state investigators against the New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC) refused to dismiss any of the five administrative ...Read More
High Court Remands Case to Find out if Pay Raise Was Intentional 05/08/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 212 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The district court must make a factual finding as to whether an employer had accidentally been overpaying an employee because of an accounting error before a decision can be made on whether the penalties should be assessed for the underpayment of workers' compensation benefits, the Iowa Supreme ...Read More
House Approves Firefighter PTSD Bill 05/04/2012
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 154 | 0 | Popular with Other
The Connecticut House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 141-3 to approve legislation that would award medical-only benefits to firefighters who witness the on-duty death of a fellow firefighter.House Bill 5233 would provide treatment by a board-certified psychologist or psychiatrist ...Read More
High Court Clarifies Claimant's Burden of Proof for Wage Loss 05/02/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1123 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Injured workers in New York need to look for jobs that can accommodate their medical limitations in order to preserve their entitlement to benefits, following the state high court's Tuesday ruling in Matter of Zamora v. New York Neurologic Associates. T...Read More
Hearing Participants Say UR Rules Still Mix Comp, Group Health 05/01/2012
State: TX | Segment: Top | 355 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefFor more than two years, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has tried to draft utilization review rules which will be as uniform as possible for group health insurance and workers’ ...Read More
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