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Supreme Court Says County Clerk Must Indemnify Bond Surety 03/11/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MS | Segment: EAST | 1066 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled a public official could not be liable to two injured workers for having negligently approved their employer's supersedeas bond, and so the surety on his public official bond was not liable to the workers, but the official was contractually obligated to in...Read More
 
 
Senate Passes Guaranty Fund Measure 03/11/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Senate unanimously approved a bill that would create an account within the Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Fund of the Department of Insurance to pay for insolvent carrier claims.The Senate voted 30-0 on March 4 to pass ...Read More
 
 
Stalemate Defines Legislative Session, Employers Say 03/10/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 619 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 176 min read
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefEmployers in Washington state are bracing for a rate hike after bills they said would have cut system costs fell victim to an impasse between Republicans in the Senate and Democrats in t...Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Deadlocks, again, on Comp Case 03/10/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: Top | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal
For the second time in less than a year, the North Carolina Supreme Court has had to uphold a Court of Appeals decision in a comp dispute by default because one justice recused herself and the remaining six members split 3-3. This time, the court is leaving atto...Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Reinstates PTD Award for Truck Driver's Fall 03/10/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that substantial evidence supported a truck driver's claim of permanent and total disability from a 2007 fall in an icy parking lot, overturning a Court of Appeals decision to the contrary.Case: Mike Brooks Inc. v. House, No. 13&ndash...Read More
 
 
Staffing Agencies Oppose Temp Worker Regulation Bill 03/10/2014
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Staffing agencies are adamantly opposing legislation in the House Labor Committee that would tighten regulation of temporary workers. House Bill 1189, modeled after a simi...Read More
 
 
Supreme Court Denies Benefits to Veteran Police Officer with PTSD 03/07/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MN | Segment: Top | 1213 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a police officer's emotional distress from responding to the scene of a horrific accident involving a 12-year-old girl whom he knew, was not compensable. Up until late last year, Minnesota was among a minority...Read More
 
 
Senate Passes Annual Fee Schedule Update Measure 03/07/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 719 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would require the Medical Fee Schedule be updated annually as opposed to every three years and add language allowing payments to exceed 110% of fees prescribed in the Medicare Resource-Based Relative Value Scale....Read More
 
 
Split Jury Awards Damages for Wrongful Firing 03/07/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 351 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A split jury awarded $56,000 in damages to the foreman of an excavation crew who was fired after he reported safety violations at a Northern Idaho road project, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee.The jury voted 9-3 in favor of claims by Hay Nelson that he was wrongfully terminated ...Read More
 
 
State Fund Opposes Stay in Drobot RICO Case 03/06/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2255 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Attorneys for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund said in court filings that any delay in its Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against Michael R. Drobot would exacerbate the effect of his fraudulent behavior.State Fund on Monday filed papers opposing Dr...Read More
 
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