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AG Candidates Received Largest Chunk of Solakyan Campaign Contributions 10/12/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1545 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
The Los Angeles businessman accused of scamming insurers out of $284 million has given generously to California politicos and has been especially fond of candidates running for law enforcement positions. ...Read More

Worker's Malpractice Action Against UR Doctor Comes to End 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 976 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 min read
The 4th District Court of Appeal put the final nail in the coffin of a worker’s malpractice action against a utilization review physician, finding that the worker’s suit was properly dismissed. ...Read More

Lack of Settlement Authority a Barrier to Claim Closure 10/12/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 349 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
In many workers’ comp cases, there’s a narrow window of opportunity when parties on both sides of the claim are close to reaching a settlement, some say. ...Read More

NASI: N.Y. Saw Biggest Cost Increases in 2016, Mich. Greatest Drop 10/12/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 231 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
New York, Wyoming and Iowa employers in 2016 saw the largest increase in workers’ compensation costs as a share of payroll, while Michigan and Ohio had some of the biggest declines, according to a report released Thursday by the National Academy of Social Insurance. ...Read More

Rule Would Implement Death Benefit Policy for First Responders 10/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 107 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing a regulation that will implement legislation that makes the surviving spouses of first responders eligible for death benefits for life after remarrying. ...Read More

AF Group Marketing Campaign Features Injured Workers' Stories 10/12/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Workers’ comp insurer AF Group is working with marketing agency Phire Group on a campaign to explain workers’ compensation to potential policyholders. ...Read More

Commission Can't Ignore Barriers Facing Itinerant Worker Requesting Extension 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 70 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the state Workers’ Compensation Commission wrongfully denied an extension of time for a self-represented litigant to file an appeal, without explanation or acknowledgment of his language limitations and his work schedule as an itinerant labor...Read More

First-Responder Liaison Looking to Make Presentations to Agencies 10/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
After hiring a first-responder liaison, as directed by state lawmakers, the Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel is taking the show on the road. ...Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Employer's Challenge to Non-Final Order 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that an employer could not challenge a trial judge’s order remanding a worker’s claim for consideration, since the order was not an appealable final ruling. ...Read More

Surveillance Video of Worker Provided Sufficient Basis for Forfeiture of Benefits 10/12/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that inconsistencies between a worker’s reported limitations and his activities captured on a surveillance video were sufficient to support a forfeiture of his entitlement to benefits. ...Read More
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