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Injured Worker Can't Maintain Spoliation of Evidence Claim Against Employer, Carrier 09/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that an injured worker could not pursue a spoliation action against his employer and its comp carrier for negligently destroying evidence. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Posts Opioid Presentation 09/25/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission posted to its website a slideshow and audit recording from a presentation about medication-assisted treatment for opioid ...Read More

IME's Failure to Address Worker's Off-Duty Fall Didn't Render Opinion Unreliable 09/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was entitled to benefits for a back injury even though an independent medical examiner's report failed to address the man's off-duty fall as a potential cause of injury. ...Read More

Intervening High Court Ruling Entitled Injured Police Officer to Summary Judgment 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was entitled to summary judgment on his personal injury claim against a motorist who had struck him as he was conducting an inspection of parked cars. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Accuses Drugmaker of Paying Kickbacks 09/19/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 739 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday accused drug manufacturer AbbVie Inc. of paying kickbacks to doctors who prescribed Humira. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Meeting Wednesday 09/19/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 58 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission is holding its regular administrative meeting today in Boise. Commissioners will take action on a request from Washington Insurance Co. for a security deposit reduction, according to the ...Read More

Insurers, Self-Insureds Still Paying for State Services Outside of Comp 09/13/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: MS | Segment: Top | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
With hopes dashed during this year’s legislative session, the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission and disappointed stakeholders are stuck for now with a situation in which insurance companies and self-insureds, whose assessments fund the commission, are essentially ...Read More

ICA Holding Legislative Stakeholder Meeting in October 09/13/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 71 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona is holding a meeting in October to hear recommendations for the introduction of legislation. ...Read More

Industrial Commission Opens Registration for Annual Seminar 09/11/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission opened registration for its annual workers’ compensation seminar being held in October. ...Read More

IME Company, Provider Booted From Comp System 09/10/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 248 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has rescinded the designation of a provider of independent medical examinations and has ...Read More
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