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Appeals Board Rules 'de Facto' Control Sufficient to Stay Lien 03/11/2019
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1500 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 88 min read
California’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board on Friday issued a significant panel decision finding the automatic stay on liens can apply to a company that is effectively controlled by a provider even if that person is not designated as an officer and does not own at least 10% of t...Read More

Rob Lane Named Executive Vice President of Alliant Specialty 03/11/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 233 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
Alliant Insurance Services has hired Rob Lane as executive vice president of Alliant Specialty. ...Read More

Supreme Court May Be Leaning in Favor of Marijuana Reimbursement 03/11/2019
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NH | Segment: Top | 210 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
State law might require insurers to reimburse injured workers for medical marijuana, according to a decision Thursday by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which left unanswered the question of whether such a practice conflicts with federal law. ...Read More

DOL Retaliation Suit Shows Need for Better State Law, Advocates Say 03/11/2019
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: MA | Segment: Top | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
A federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor charging a construction company with retaliation over a workers' compensation claim has fueled the fire for state-based reforms in Massachusetts. ...Read More

Worker Didn't Need Medical Evidence to Support Request for Alternative Care 03/11/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 107 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
The Iowa Court of Appeals last week ruled that a lack of medical evidence is not a bright-line bar to an award of alternate medical care benefits. ...Read More

Contractors Fined $158K After Two Worker Deaths 03/11/2019
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited two contractors for alleged safety violations after two workers suffered fatal injuries at a work site for the new JW Marriott Hotel in Orlando, Florida. ...Read More

State Fires Back, Files Show-Cause Order Against Applied Underwriters 03/11/2019
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 625 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 40 min read
One day after Applied Underwriters, the multi-state workers' compensation insurer owned by Berkshire Hathaway, asked an administrative court to overrule state insurance regulators, the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance has flexed its own legal muscle. ...Read More

Worker Can't Sue IME Physician for Negligence, but Has Viable Battery Claim 03/11/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker could not move forward with a medical negligence claim against the doctor who performed her independent medical exam, but she could proceed with her claim of medical battery. ...Read More

MSF Approves 8.6% Rate Cut 03/11/2019
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The board of directors for Montana State Fund on Friday approved an 8.6% rate reduction for policies taking effect on or after July 1. ...Read More

Nail Salons Shut Down Over Wage, Workers' Comp Issues 03/11/2019
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
The Connecticut Labor Department issued 24 stop-work orders last week to nail salons throughout the state for alleged violations including lack of workers’ comp coverage and employee misclassification. ...Read More
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