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L.A. City Attorney Sues Port Trucking Companies for Misclassification 01/09/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 403 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feurer on Monday filed three lawsuits accusing short-haul trucking companies of intentionally misclassifying drivers at the Port of Los Angeles to cut costs by, among other things, not providing workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

ACOEM Guidance Warns About Costs of Obesity 01/09/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Employers pay a high price for worker obesity, whether it’s from elevated employee medical costs, more absences from work or an increase in workplace injuries, according to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. ...Read More

CorVel Corp. Awarded $13.5M Due to Insurer Balking on E&O Obligations 01/09/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: DE | Segment: Top | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York insurer that attempted to wriggle out of liability for class-action lawsuit damages sustained by a risk-management company in California must pay $13.5 million in damages and bad-faith penalties, a Delaware superior court judge ...Read More

Lawmakers Return With Nearly Two-Dozen Comp Bills Filed 01/09/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers will gavel-in their 2018 legislative session today and already have at least 22 workers’ compensation-related bills to consider, including one that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour. ...Read More

Panel Upholds Permanent Partial Disability Award for Truck Driver With PTSD From Wreck 01/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel upheld an award of benefits for an 80% permanent partial disability to a truck driver with post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read More

Court Upholds Certification of Class Action Against Insurers for Bestcomp 01/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana appellate court upheld the certification of a class action against the alleged insurance carriers for the companies that have been accused of unlawfully discounting hundreds of medical provider bills for workers’ compensation patients. ...Read More

Court Revives Major-Cause Standard in Claims Involving Degenerative Condition 01/09/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Oklahoma appeals court brought the major-cause standard back into compensability determinations for workers whose injuries are caused in part by degenerative conditions. The standard had been left out of 2013's Administrative Workers' Compensation Act.  ...Read More

Attorney, Local Politician Robert Prisco Sworn In as WCJ 01/09/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorney and local politician Robert Prisco was sworn in as a New Jersey workers' compensation judge last week, the Burlington County Times reported. ...Read More

Employer Can Contest Citation Because State Didn't Use Certified Mail 01/09/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 99 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled that an employer could contest a citation for an alleged violation of state safety regulations, even though it did not file an objection within 30 days of receiving the citation, because the state had not sent the citation by certified mail. ...Read More

OSHA Issues $12,600 Fine After 'Walking Dead' Stuntman's Death 01/09/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A motion picture company is facing $12,675 in proposed federal penalties after a stuntman died during the filming of television show “The Walking Dead” in Senoia, Georgia. ...Read More
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