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Industry Cool to Professional Services Tax 03/28/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he's open-minded about imposing the state's sales tax on professional services, but advocates on both sides of the state's workers' compensation industry aren't thrilled with the prospect of tacking an extra 7.25% onto the cost of legal services....Read More
Injury Due to Idiopathic Condition Ruled Non-Compensable 03/28/2008
State: MO | Segment: Courts | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Missouri appeals court upheld a lower-court decision to deny benefits to a carpenter who fell off a roof and injured his shoulder because the seizure that led to his workplace accident was caused by a previous accident.In Gary Ahern v. P&H, LLC and American Family Mutual Insuran...Read More
Insurance Groups Report Senate Approval of 'Trial Lawyers Tax Bill' 03/24/2008
State: MN | Segment: Politics | 138 | 0
The American Insurance Association (AIA) reported Friday that the Minnesota Senate has rejected the original version of what the association called “the onerous ‘Trial Lawyers’ Tax Bill’” and passed an amended version of Senate File 2822 that the in...Read More
Illinois Commission Chairman Seeks Circuit Judge Post 03/20/2008
State: IL | Segment: Politics | 288 | 0
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Chairman Dennis Ruth is running unopposed for judge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit in Madison County, a position expected to become vacant when current Circuit Judge Edward Ferguson retires at the end of his term.Ruth was picked by the Madison...Read More
Illinois Self-Insurers' 'Nuts & Bolts' Seminars Start April 16 03/20/2008
State: IL | Segment: Events | 265 | 0
The Illinois Self-Insurers Association (ISIA) will present its "Nuts & Bolts" educational seminar on three dates in Downers Grove, starting April 16.The 2008 edition of “Nuts & Bolts” will emphasize legal analysis of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Occupa...Read More
Iowa Courts Determine Nurse Worked 40 hours, Not 32 03/18/2008
State: IA | Segment: Courts | 280 | 0
An Iowa nursing assistant's workers' compensation claim was complicated by the fact that her injury occurred less than a month into her new job, raising the question of whether she worked a 32-hour week or a 40-hour week. The Iowa Court of Appeals modified parts of a district cou...Read More
Injured Worker With RSD Wins Permanent and Total Benefits 03/18/2008
State: NJ | Segment: Courts | 162 | 0
An injured worker sufficiently proved that slipping and falling on cookie crumbs at a Keebler Corp. factory has rendered her permanently and totally disabled, a New Jersey appellate court ruled. The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey affirmed a workers' compensati...Read More
Insurance Council Urges More Specifics in Draft Benefit Rules 03/17/2008
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 218 | 0
The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has asked the Division of Workers’ Compensation to include more specific actions claimants must take and document for employment searches in order to qualify for supplemental income benefits (SIBs).The council made the request in comments on an ...Read More
Intercare Opens Regional Office in Houston 03/14/2008
State: TX | Segment: Business | 129 | 0
Intercare Insurance Solutions has opened a regional headquarters in Houston, the company announced Thursday.The new office provides a home base for Intercare's Texas operations and enables the company to more effectively offer results-oriented employee benefits, workers' compensa...Read More
Injuries Suffered During Police Altercation Compensable, Court Rules 03/14/2008
State: OR | Segment: Courts | 109 | 0
An Oregon appellate court ruled that a tow truck driver's injuries did arise from his employment, even though he was hurt during an altercation with a police officer who stopped him for speeding.In In re Compensation of Sisco, No. A132394, 3/12/08, the Oregon Court of Appeals ...Read More
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