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Old Republic's Profit Nearly Doubles in Q2 07/27/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Old Republic International Corp. has reported net income of $198 million for the second quarter, a 95% increase from $102 million in the pri...Read More

OSHA Fines Five Contractors After Deadly Towboat Explosion 07/26/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 452 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined five contractors almost $800,000 after a towboat explosion in January killed three workers and injured six more. ...Read More

OSCAR in Focus During WCD's Annual Work Comp Conference 07/23/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 427 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The Kansas Workers Compensation Division will share information about its Online System for Claims Administration and Research/Regulation during the 44th Annual Workers Compensation Seminar, scheduled for Sept. 25-26 at the Overland Park Convention Center. ...Read More
Opioid Prescribing Rules to Take Effect Aug. 8 07/11/2018
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 380 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A regulation that requires doctors to check the state’s prescription drug monitoring program before prescribing opioids and sets an initial limit of a seven-day supply of opioids for acute pain will take eff...Read More

Ouster of JCC Rendered Moot Dispute Over Disqualification Motion 06/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The 1st District Court of Appeal dismissed a petition for a writ of prohibition seeking a reversal of the interlocutory orders entered by a judge of compensation claims before he left the bench. ...Read More

OSHA's Expected Shift in Focus Has Yet to Materialize 06/25/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 272 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Although the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has shown a few signs of becoming the kinder and gentler agency that many anticipated under President Donald Trump's administration, a major transformation is yet to be seen, observers say. ...Read More

Opinions of Defense Experts Raised Triable Issue as to How Worker's Accident Happened 06/25/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 184 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim, since the opinions of the defense experts challenging the worker’s account of his accident were enough to create a triable issue of fact. ...Read More

OIEC Issues Mandatory Notices on Ombudsman, 1st Responder Program 06/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 344 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel posted online two posters that must be posted in workplaces: an Ombudsman Program notice that all employers are required to display, and a notice about the state’s new first responder advocacy program. ...Read More

Opioid-Only Formulary Goes to House Ways and Means 06/22/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 347 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
A plan to limit opioid prescriptions for injured workers has passed a conference committee and now is in the hands of the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee. ...Read More

Out-of-State Worker's Bad-Faith Claim Belongs in Out-of-State Forum, Court Says 06/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 83 min read
A Texas appellate court ruled that a trial judge should have dismissed an injured worker’s bad-faith claim against an insurance carrier, an underwriting firm and a claims adjuster, since Arizona provided a more appropriate forum for the claim to be heard. ...Read More
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