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Widow Can't Pursue Claim Against Late Husband's Coworker 11/30/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas appellate court ruled that exclusive remedy bars a widow from proceeding with a tort claim against her late husband’s colleague for allegedly causing a fatal car accident. ...Read More

W.R. Berkley Announces Appointments at CWG, Berkley FinSecure 11/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal
W.R. Berkley Corp. has named Michael Lex president of Continental Western Group, a Midwest regional property and casualty insurance operation. ...Read More

Woman Sentenced for Collecting Welfare and Comp Benefits 11/30/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ossian woman has been sentenced to three years of probation for collecting welfare benefits while simultaneously collecting workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More
Williams Mullen Adds Aaron Siegrist to Labor and Employment Practice 11/29/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Aaron Siegrist has joined law firm Williams Mullen as a labor and employment associate in the Richmond, Virginia, office. Siegrist will help clients with all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment litigation matters. He represents clients in cases involving discriminati...Read More

Workers' Comp Court Proposes Changes to Procedures 11/28/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Montana’s Workers’ Compensation Court will hold a public hearing in January about changes to litigation rules. After conducting its annua...Read More

Workers' Comp an Issue for Hotel Owner Mired in Bankruptcy, Loan Default Proceedings 11/28/2017
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 326 | 0 | Popular with Legal
West Virginia tax lawyers want a Morgantown hotel’s bankruptcy proceedings to play out in West Virginia, not Florida, and they say the owner’s decision to file in Florida is the result of “blatant forum shopping,” ...Read More

Workplace Injuries Fall Below National Average for Fourth Straight Year 11/28/2017
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in Ohio fell 9% last year and dropped well below the national average for the fourth consecutive year, according to national statistics cited by the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

WCB Offers Remote Participation in Mediations 11/27/2017
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 207 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board is now offering a way for parties and their representatives to make routine workers’ compensation appearances by video from their offices, homes or other locations. ...Read More

Worker's Inconsistent Testimony Didn't Disqualify Him From Receiving Benefits 11/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 226 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker’s inconsistent testimony about how he became unemployed were not false representations that were knowingly made in order to secure an award of benefits. ...Read More

WCB Must Share Settlement With Group Trust Member 11/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a member of a defunct group self-insurance trust was entitled to a share of the settlement proceeds it obtained through joint negotiations with the state Workers’ Compensation Board. ...Read More
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