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State Street to Provide EMC Investment Analytics, Custody Services 09/10/2013
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
EMC Insurance Cos. has hired asset manager State Street Corp. to provide full custody and investment analytics services.EMC, which writes property and casualty insurance in the country, as well as reinsurance worldwide, was first organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation pro...Read More
Self-Insurers Schedule Mock Trial for Education Day 09/10/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 312 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Nevada Self-Insurers Association will hold a mock trial during its Sept. 20 education day that is intended to give employers some insight into how hearing decisions are made.A six-person discussion panel will be available to answer audience questions during the trial, which will simu...Read More
Supreme Court Says Worker Can't Renege on Settlement Agreement 09/10/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 4787 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker could not back out of the agreement he had made – with the assistance of counsel – to settle his workers' compensation and maritime claims against his employer.Case: Rosales v. Icicle Seafoods Inc....Read More
Supreme Court Asked to Weigh in on CMS Reimbursement Rights 09/09/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2683 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on whether an injured worker who did not comply with a state law that requires preauthorization for surgery should bar the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from being reimbursed for the cost of that treatment....Read More
State Fund Alleges Additional Schemes in Amended Drobot Complaint 09/06/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 298 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund has amended a civil suit against Michael D. Drobot, his son and the companies they operated to include new charges in addition to the original allegations that they overbilled for drug tests, double billed for procedures performed during surgeries and fraudulently i...Read More
Split Court Says Worker's Trip and Fall at Work was Compensable 09/06/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: SC | Segment: Top | 1003 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a social services worker who was injured when she tripped while walking down a carpeted hallway at her office did not suffer a compensable injury.While Carolyn Nicholson was clearly in the course of her employment at th...Read More
Self-Insurer Assessment Drops to 3.5% 09/06/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arizona Industrial Commission voted to lower the self-insured employer total assessment rate for 2014 to 3.5% from 5% in 2013 and 5.5% in 2012.The commission on Wednesday voted to set the Administrative Fund tax rate at 1.75%, a reduction from 2.75% last year and 3% the year before t...Read More
Scott Jansen to Head DWD's Division of Employment and Training 09/06/2013
State: WI | Segment: CENTRAL | 665 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson appointed Scott Jansen to be the administrator of the agency's Division of Employment and Training.Jansen, who is currently the director of the agency's Office of Skills Development, will oversee the Division of Employme...Read More
Supreme Court Upholds Employer's 'Loaned Servant' Defense 09/06/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: AL | Segment: EAST | 580 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that an employer presented sufficient evidence to take its "loaned-servant" defense to a jury based on its showing that the employee who allegedly implemented a maintenance policy at a trucking company that led to a driver's fatal accident was under the contr...Read More
Sufficient Evidence Linked Laborer's Knee Problems to His Job 09/05/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 595 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A worker who performed heavy manual labor for his employer for more than 35 years presented sufficient evidence to link his bilateral knee problems to his job to support an award of healing benefits, permanent partial disability benefits and medical benefits, the Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More
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