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Firefighters to March Tuesday for Wider Cancer Presumption Law 01/15/2019
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 156 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 3 min read
Virginia firefighters and their supporters are planning to march in the streets Tuesday, demanding that lawmakers expand the types of cancer that are presumed to be work-related. ...Read More

Judge Finds Drobot Breached Plea Agreement 01/14/2019
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1457 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 45 min read
A federal judge in Southern California on Friday found that Michael D. Drobot breached his plea agreement, a ruling that could expose the former Pacific Hospital of Long Beach owner to additional charges for his role in a spinal surgery kickback scheme. ...Read More

USPS Cited After Mail Carrier's Heat-Related Death 01/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 421 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
The death of a letter carrier who was delivering mail in 117-degree heat has led to $149,664 in proposed federal penalties for the U.S. Postal Service. ...Read More

Formulary Committee Schedules Jan. 23 Meeting 01/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The committee created to advise the California Division of Workers’ Compensation about possible changes to the prescription drug formulary will meet Jan. 23 in Oakland. ...Read More

Pain-Measurement Device Could Have Many Comp Applications 01/14/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 308 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
An experimental device intended to measure a patient’s pain by checking the pupil response to different stimuli could have many applications in workers’ comp but would need to be used with caution, some say. ...Read More

Flurry of Comp Bills Already Filed for 2019 01/14/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 467 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 94 min read
The New York legislative session for 2019 is only a few days old, but no less than 15 bills have been introduced that would affect parts of the workers’ compensation law, including cost-of-living-adjustments, volunteer firefighters’ benefits and insurance carriers’ ability ...Read More

Comp Carrier Can't Cancel Employer's Coverage After Worker's Fatal Car Accident 01/14/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance carrier could not cancel a policy that provided duplicative coverage in effect at the time of an employee’s fatal car accident. ...Read More
WCB Seeks Comments on Third-Party Election Rules 01/14/2019
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 154 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board is seeking comments as part of a regularly scheduled review process on rules governing the process by which a payer can request that an injured worker pursue...Read More

Alliant Promotes Jennifer Baumann to General Counsel 01/14/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 106 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 8 min read
Brokerage firm Alliant Insurance Services has named longtime in-house counsel Jennifer Baumann its general counsel and corporate secretary. ...Read More

Contractors Cited in Response to Sun Prairie Fatal Explosion 01/14/2019
State: WI | Segment: NORTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Two utility contractors are facing proposed federal fines of $12,934 each for allegedly failing to determine the location of underground utilities before digging, leading to a deadly explosion at a work site in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. ...Read More
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