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Discovery Request Pits Worker Against Kids' Privacy Interests 05/20/2010
State: CA | Segment: Top | 397 | 0
By John P. Kamin, Legal EditorA health worker's allegation that she contracted HIV while working with sick children has led to an appellate court battle about whether she should have access to the children's medical info...Read More
DWC San Antonio Seminar Reset for Tuesday 05/20/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 147 | 0
The San Antonio Small Business Development Center will sponsor a Division of Workers' Compensation overview for employers on Tuesday.The session had been set for today, the DWC reported.The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Southwest Room of the Durango Bu...Read More
Defense Rebuts Court-Appointed VR Expert's Opinion With Job Type 05/20/2010
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 178 | 0
A defendant successfully rebutted a presumption that a court-appointed vocational rehabilitation expert's opinion was correct by showing that the analysis was based upon the wrong type of job, according to a decision from the Nebraska Court of Appeals. Case: Bordeaux v. Regional West...Read More
Deal Joins NAIC in Support of Amendment to Financial Reform Bill 05/20/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Idaho Insurance Director Bill Deal and colleagues are trying to win a place for state insurance regulators on Congress' financial regulation reform bill, the Restoring American Financial Stability Act.Deal said in a press release that he supports Senate Amendment 3754 to S. 3217, whi...Read More
DWC Creates 2 New Forms to Request QME Panels 05/19/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers' Compensation announced Wednesday two new forms regarding qualified medical evaluator panels.The division's medical unit said the optional forms may be used when requesting an additional qualified medical evaluator (QME) panel or a replacement Q...Read More
DWC Issues Informal Rule on Case Manager Certification 05/19/2010
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 191 | 0
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has issued an informal draft of a proposed rule on case manager certification and will receive public comments until June 4.The informal draft rule "clarifies that case managers are required to be certified, provides direction on credenti...Read More
Department Calls for Comments on Possible Comp Rule Changes 05/19/2010
State: MN | Segment: CENTRAL | 279 | 0
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is requesting comments by July 16 on possible amendments to rules governing worker’s compensation medical services and fees, penalties and certified managed care, and establishing a rule for surgical implants.The department has not yet...Read More
Distributor Waived Defense by Allowing Sham Agreements 05/18/2010
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 321 | 0
A newspaper distributor's decision to allow an immigrant's husband to sign "sham" employment agreements effectively waived the distributor's arguments that no working relationship existed, an Illinois appellate court ruled. Case: Skzubel v. Four M Distributors, Chicago Sun-Ti...Read More
Details of LMAC Meetings Now Available Online 05/18/2010
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 163 | 0
The Montana Labor-Management Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation has posted background material on its website for two days of meetings beginning today.Among the documents is a consultant's report on creating a more efficient and equitable benefits system, recommendations o...Read More
Defense Lawyers Set Conference in Los Angeles June 16-17 05/17/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Workers' Compensation Defense Network has scheduled its next semiannual conference in Los Angeles for June 16-17.The event, which is free for employers and insurance professionals, targets risk managers, claims handlers and others who manage workers' compensation pro...Read More
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