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Defunct Builders Group Took A Long Road To Litigation 11/27/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: SC | Segment: Top | 158 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 113 min read
Some 15 years after a group of board members first discussed a plan to turn a South Carolina home builders’ self-insurance fund into a mutual insurance company, plaintiffs in a long-simmering lawsuit hope they will finally get to the bottom of what went wrong. “Now we can make...Read More
Carrier Can't Independently Pursue Claim against 3rd-Party Tortfeasor 11/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 145 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 187 min read
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week ruled that an insurance carrier cannot pursue a claim against a third-party tortfeasor responsible for causing injury to an insured’s employee without an express assignment of rights, or the employee’s participation as a party. Three ye...Read More
Construction to Begin on Applied Underwriters Operations Center 11/27/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 618 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 37 min read
Construction is expected to start next year on Applied Underwriters’ new 55-acre office campus in Omaha, Nebraska, which will house the workers’ comp insurer’s national operations center. The 450,000-square-foot campus will accommodate up to 2,000 workers. An Applie...Read More
Murphy, Tribby Reappointed to Work Comp Advisory Council 11/27/2018
State: SD | Segment: NORTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 7 min read
Jean Murphy of Sioux Falls and Daniel L. Tribby of Sturgis have been reappointed to the South Dakota Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. The appointments took effect on Oct. 31 and run through Oct. 30, 2021, according to a ...Read More
Report: PSTD Bill Would Cover Dispatchers 11/27/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
A pending legislative proposal that would authorize coverage of post-traumatic stress disorder for first responders would also apply to dispatchers. The Idaho Industrial Commission in October posted to its website draft legislation that would declare PTSD is ...Read More
Worker's Failure to Comply with Procedural Rules is Fatal to Appeal 11/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker’s failure to provide proof he had timely filed his notice of appeal deprived the court of jurisdiction to review the merits of his claim. Case: Bradley v. Cumberland County, No. COA18-334, 11/20/2018, published. ...Read More
Defamation Case in Mediation, County Attorney Reports 11/27/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A former Hawaii County former elections official, whose defamation case prompted the state’s high court to overturn six years of precedent holding work comp exclusivity bars all intentional tort claims arising from employment, is now in mediation with her former employer. A county a...Read More
No Duty Disability Benefits for Police Officer's Falls 11/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 94 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was not entitled to duty disability benefits for his back pain following a fall while restraining a suspect and another fall while searching for people in a burning building. Case: Matter of Buckley v. DiNapoli, No. 526128, 11/15/2018...Read More
Two Businessmen Guilty Again of Failing to Obtain WC Coverage 11/27/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 112 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 14 min read
Two Ohio business owners -- both repeat offenders -- have pleaded guilty to shirking workers' compensation coverage, according to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More
Businesses Looking for Legal Recourse on Rate Error 11/27/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Pennsylvania employers, stung by a rate-filing error that's expected to cost them more than $200 million this year, may have few options when seeking legal remedies, attorneys said this week. It's possible that businesses could file a lawsuit against insurance carriers, but any re...Read More
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