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No Summary Judgment for Property Owner 10/14/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a property owner was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a Labor Law claim by a subcontractor’s allegedly injured employee and that it was not entitled to summary judgment on its indemnification claim against the employer. ...Read More
 
 

Mitchell, Genex and Coventry Unite Under Single Brand 10/14/2021
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Mitchell, Genex and Coventry on Wednesday formally announced the creation of their new parent brand, Enlyte. ...Read More
 
 

Construction Manager Can't Get Summary Judgment Dismissing Worker's Labor Law Claims 10/14/2021
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction manager was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claims against it, nor was it entitled to summary judgment on its indemnification claim against the worker’s employer. ...Read More
 
 

Panel Upholds Denial of Worker's Claim Due to Insufficiency of Expert Opinion 10/14/2021
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel upheld a denial of benefits to a worker for an alleged shoulder injury, finding the medical testimony from her treating orthopedic surgeon was insufficient to establish causation. ...Read More
 
 

Ex-Commissioner Gets 7-Year Sentence for Fraud, Money Laundering 10/14/2021
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was sentenced to seven years in prison following his conviction on 37 counts of fraud and money laundering through a high-risk property insurance association he managed. ...Read More
 
 

WCD Holds Workers' Benefit Fund Assessment at 2.2 Cents 10/14/2021
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Medical
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division announced that the Workers’ Benefit Fund assessment will remain at 2.2 cents per hour worked in 2022. ...Read More
 
 

L&I Cites Four Contractors for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards 10/14/2021
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries issued more than a half-million dollars in citations to four roofing contractors that it said repeatedly exposed workers to the risk of falls. ...Read More
 
 

Worker With Preexisting Cardiac, Knee Conditions Gets PTD Award After Foot Injury 10/14/2021
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Missouri Court of Appeals overturned a denial of permanent total disability benefits to a worker with a history of cardiac and knee issues after he suffered an injury to his foot. ...Read More
 
 

Most Support Virtual Proceedings, but Some Question Efficiency in Comments on WCAB Rules 10/13/2021
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1 | Popular with Legal
Comments on rules that the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board proposed to facilitate remote hearings in California show some divide in how system users view virtual proceedings. ...Read More
 
 

Division Launches Update to Online Education Module for QMEs 10/13/2021
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 0 | Popular with Medical
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation launched an update to its online physician education training module that it said is strongly recommended for qualified medical evaluators and also useful for other medical providers, as well as attorneys and claims administrators. ...Read More
 
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