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WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Football Player's Cumulative Trauma Claim 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 714 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
A California appellate court ruled that an out-of-state football player could not pursue a cumulative trauma workers’ compensation claim within the state. ...Read More

2nd DCA Upholds Dismissal of Drobot's Malicious-Prosecution Claim as SLAPP 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A California appellate court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of the malicious-prosecution lawsuit filed by Michael D. Drobot against a group of surgery patients who had accused him and two of his companies of participating in a spinal hardware counterfeiting scheme. ...Read More
DWC Adopts Quarterly Updates to Fee Schedule 06/29/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has adopted quarterly updates to the Official Medical Fee Schedule to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system. The division said it adopted the following changes from Medicare: CMS’ Medicare National Phy...Read More

WCRI: Fee Schedules Help Trim Costs of Hospital Outpatient Surgeries 06/29/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 180 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
States with medical fee schedules have mostly been able to control costs for hospital outpatient surgeries better than their non-fee schedule counterparts, according to a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute, but there are some exceptions to the rule. ...Read More

WC Rule Change Would Let Law Students Represent Claimants 06/29/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 616 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
A proposal by the New York Workers' Compensation Board to let law students and legal interns represent injured workers has met with the full fury of claimants' attorneys, who believe it is an unfair and unrealistic proposal. ...Read More

Supreme Court Orders New Trial in Contract Dispute Between Staffing Co. and Payroll Provider 06/29/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Supreme Court of Minnesota ruled that a payroll management service provider was entitled to a new trial on a breach of contract claim that a temporary staffing agency had filed against it because of instructional errors during the trial. ...Read More

Pie Insurance Moves Into Eighth State 06/29/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
Pie Insurance has begun online sales of workers’ compensation policies directly to small businesses in North Carolina, the company announced on Thursday. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Allowing WC Payments by Direct Deposit 06/29/2018
State: NH | Segment: NORTH | 175 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 28 min read
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu this week signed into law a measure that allows workers' compensation benefits to be paid by direct deposit. ...Read More

BBSI Issues Letter of Credit for Comp Program Restructuring 06/29/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 156 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Barrett Business Services Inc. is receiving a letter of credit from its primary lender as part of a strategy to reduce costs from its workers’ compensation program. ...Read More

Senate Balks at 'Employee-Friendly' Commissioner Nominee 06/29/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 128 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
The elevation of a deputy commissioner to head the North Carolina Industrial Commission may have hit a roadblock after business interests said his rulings have been too employee-friendly. ...Read More
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