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Chiropractors’ Malicious Prosecution Case Heading to Trial 08/22/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2200 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A jury trial will begin in October in a civil complaint charging Travelers Property and Casualty Co. of America and former investigator William Reynolds with malicious prosecution for allegedly persuading a prosecutor to charge five chiropractors with insurance fraud and illegal practice of medic...Read More
Cal-OSHA Cites Aviation Co. for Death at LAX 08/22/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California workplace safety regulators fined Menzies Aviation $77,250 for violations uncovered during an investigation into the February death of a worker who was killed after being thrown from a vehicle at Los Angeles International Airport. Cesar Valenzuela, 51, was driving a tow tractor...Read More
Court Upholds $1.19 Million FELA Verdict for Worker Who Died after Surgery for Broken Leg 08/22/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court upheld a $1.19 million award in favor of the family of a railroad worker who died from complications related to the surgical repair of his broken leg. Case: Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Estate of Gutierrez, No. 01-12-01029-CV...Read More
Court Rejects Worker's Claim that Employer Denied Her Comp Claim in Bad Faith 08/22/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 551 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that an employer had an objectively reasonable basis for disputing a worker's claim for benefits based on a workplace fall and that the worker's bad-faith claim therefore failed as a matter of law. Case: Salter...Read More
Comp Bills Get Makeover Heading into Final Days of Session 08/21/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3178 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Authors of several contentious workers’ compensation and labor law bills amended measures that they’re hoping to push through the Legislature before the Aug. 29 end of the legislative session. The bills were amended last week before the Senate Appropriations Committee passed t...Read More
Court Upholds Dismissal of Worker's Fraudulent Concealment Claim against Employer 08/21/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 961 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A California appellate court ruled that a worker suffering from renal failure could not sue his employer for concealing the fact that his workplace exposure to hazardous contaminants had contributed to his condition when he admittedly knew he had renal disease....Read More
Court Reverses Summary Judgment for Worker, General Contractor against Subcontractor 08/21/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 471 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker and a general contractor were not entitled to summary judgment on their claims against a subcontractor based on the worker's fall from a makeshift ladder. Case: Krajnik v. Forbes Homes, No. 591 CA 13...Read More
CHSWC Seeking Comment on Public Self-Insured Study 08/20/2014
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 727 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation posted to its website for comment a study of workers’ compensation programs for public self-insured employers mandated by Senate Bill 863. The study, conducted by Bickmore, found evidence of a disparity between issu...Read More
Claimant Attys. Say Padgett Decision Huge; Defense Bar Disagrees 08/20/2014
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1887 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ORLANDO, Fla. – Last week’s ruling by a trial court that the exclusive-remedy provision in Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Act is unconstitutional provided bountiful fodder for debate just in time for this week’s Workers’ Compensation Institute Educational Conf...Read More
Court Says 2013 Amendments to Process for Filing Disputed Claims Applies Ret 08/20/2014
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Louisiana employers do not have a vested right to file disputed claims of compensation under the procedure that existed prior to a statutory amendment in 2013, the state's 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal ruled. ...Read More
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