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Court Says Saif Doesn't Need to Pay Benefits for Worker who Died 05/08/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 561 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Sherri OkamotoLegal ReporterThe Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday let insurance carriers off the hook for the payment of benefits if the injured worker dies from causes unrelated to his injury while his clai...Read More
Court Tosses Contractor's Indemnity Claim against Subcontractor 05/08/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 542 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an employer could not be held liable for contribution of indemnity to the general contractor on a construction project for the injuries that its employee had sustained.Case: DiNovo v. Bat Con, No. 516725, 05/01/2014, published.&n...Read More
Court Rejects Carrier's Attempt to Escape 'Targeted Tender' Doctrine 05/08/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 707 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a carrier cannot avoid the "targeted tender" doctrine by having an insured rescind its designation of the carrier as the provider of coverage for a claim after the settlement of the claim.Case: Amco Insurance Co. v. Cincinnati ...Read More
Court Says Offers of Proof Should Be Allowed in Comp Cases 05/07/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 1190 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that parties in a workers' compensation case are entitled to make an offer of proof in order to preserve evidence for appellate review, however the denial of an employer's ability to do so in a dispute over a worker's death from a methadone ...Read More
Claims and Cases Filed with WCA Continued Long Decline in 2013 05/07/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The number of lost-time claims and contested cases filed with the Michigan Workers' Compensation Agency dropped again in 2013, continuing a trend of more than a decade, according to the agency's annual report. The report shows 21,935 Form 100s, which are used to report lost-time ...Read More
Comp Judge Gets Nod for High Court 05/07/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Steve Bullock appointed Workers’ Compensation Judge Jim Shea to serve as a justice on the Montana Supreme Court.Shea, 48, who has served as a Montana Workers’ Compensation Court Judge since 2005, brings more than 20 years of experience to the high court. He will fill the...Read More
Construction Worker Accused of Fraud after 11th Claim in 9 Years 05/07/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Great Falls construction worker pleaded not guilty to one count of felony theft for allegedly working while receiving workers' compensation benefits, KRTV News reported.The Montana Attorney General's Office told the television station that Gilbert Spinler collected more than $9...Read More
CIGA Panels Meeting May 13, 14 05/06/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 584 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Insurance Guarantee Association board of governors will discuss financial statements, cash flow projections and assessment rates for next year when it meets May 14 in Los Angeles.The board will also discuss incurred but not reported expenses and possible changes to its inv...Read More
CWCI Joins Dispute on WCAB Jurisdiction over Billing Disputes 05/06/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 914 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers' Compensation Institute last week filed an amicus brief in a dispute before the 4th District Court of Appeal on whether the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board still has jurisdiction to determine medical-billing disputes after the passage of SB 863....Read More
Columnist Blasts Flame Retardants as a Health Menace to Firefighters 05/06/2014
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A popular columnist for the Pioneer Press in Minneapolis-St. Paul argued in a May 4 article that firefighters need help in battling the health effects of toxic chemicals such as flame retardants in homes.Ruben Rosario noted that multiple studies have shown that firef...Read More
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