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State Bar Disciplines Comp Attorney 12/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1805 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The State Bar Court of California recommended a 30-day suspension for an applicants' attorney in Beverly Hills after finding him culpable of four violations, including not keeping a client informed about a case and refusing to pay court-ordered sanctions, according to a report by the ...Read More

Report: No Testimony in Case Over Inmates' Access to Comp 12/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
Attorneys in a case questioning whether a group of California jail inmates are eligible for comp benefits for injuries they sustained while on a work assignment told a judge that live testimony won’t be necessary, according to a report by the ...Read More

Proposed WCB Rule Takes Aim at Work Comp PBMs 12/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
New York may become the first state to adopt a rule regarding drug pricing transparency and rebates specifically for workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit managers, which thus far have largely been able to avoid such requirements when contained in state legislation. ...Read More

Ruling on Industrial Commissioner 'Power Grab' Applauded by Democrats 12/07/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
Politics has always played a role in deciding who serves on state boards and commissions, but a ruling by a North Carolina court this week shows just how partisan things have become, even for the workers’ compensation regulatory agency, attorneys said. ...Read More

Judge in Worker's Guardianship Action Can't Rule in Carrier's Lien 12/07/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 58 min read
The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that its state court judges lack jurisdiction to determine the attorney fees payable by a workers’ compensation insurance carrier for an injury that occurred in neighboring Illinois. ...Read More

WCB Holding Hearing on Proposed Rules 12/07/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Alaska’s Workers’ Compensation Board is holding a hearing Jan. 10 on a package of proposed rules as part of its normally scheduled meeting. ...Read More

BWC Sends Six Rules to JCARR for Review 12/07/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on Wednesday filed several rules with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. The rul...Read More

Injured Worker Awarded $774K From Machine Manufacturer 12/07/2018
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 254 min read
A jury in Conecuh County, Alabama, has awarded more than $774,000 to a factory worker whose arm was pulled into a machine and crushed, causing permanent damage and disfigurement. ...Read More

Dennis Duchene Named EVP for Managed Care at York 12/07/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
York has named Dennis Duchene as its executive vice president for managed care. ...Read More

Board Schedules Hearing on Document Translation Rules 12/07/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board scheduled a hearing for Feb. 1 on proposed rules for translating documents into English before they can be submitted as evidence. ...Read More
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