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Seaman Entitled to Benefits for Cancer Diagnosed after he Left Ship 07/25/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 745 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A tugboat seaman could obtain maintenance and cure benefits for cancer that developed while he worked on a ship, even though it was not diagnosed until his service was over, a federal appellate court ruled. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals' Friday deci...Read More
Standard for Mental-Mental Claims not an Undue Burden 07/25/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A state law that requires mental-mental claims to be supported by evidence from a licensed physician or psychologist that their psychological injury was the result of a traumatic event did not unduly burden a claimant who sought psychological help because of workplace emotional distress, the Colorad...Read More
Self-Insurance Security Association Annual Meeting Today 07/25/2012
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 339 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Self-Insurance Security Association will hold its annual meeting today. The meeting will be at 12 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Bank offices, located at 150 Fayetteville St., Suite 700, Raleigh, N.C.At the meeting, the board will conduct an election of directors ...Read More
Self-Insurers Set Conference for Sept. 16-18 in Riverside 07/24/2012
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Missouri Self-Insurers Association will hold its annual conference on Sept. 16-18 at the Argosy Casino Hotel and Resort in Riverside.The title of the conference is "Deja Vu All Over Again."Presentations at the conference will cover topics including recent legislative chan...Read More
SWCB Approves Regulation to Use Audio Recorders 07/23/2012
State: NY | Segment: Top | 557 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe New York State Workers' Compensation Board (SWCB) voted last week to eliminate a requirement that live stenographers prepare transcripts of all hearings in the workers' comp...Read More
Supreme Court Closes Conservatorship of Failed Australian Carrier 07/23/2012
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 440 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Supreme Court has closed the state conservatorship of failed Australian insurance carrier HIH Casualty & General Insurance and ended 11 years of proceedings at the state Liquidation Bureau.The California Insurance Department seized control of San Francisco-based HIH subs...Read More
State Bar Sets 2 Workers' Comp Conferences for Aug. 1, Aug. 2-3 07/23/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The State Bar of Texas will hold two conferences on workers' compensation issues in Austin in August.Workers' Compensation 101 is set for Aug. 1. Advanced Workers' Compensation 2012 is set for Aug. 2 and 3.The courses will be held at the Radisson Town Lake, 111 E....Read More
Supporters Say 'Opt-Out' Plan Will Return in 2013 07/20/2012
State: OK | Segment: Top | 567 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefSupporters of an “opt-out” plan that would provide Oklahoma employers with an alternative to the state’s workers’ compensation system have decided to take the issue bac...Read More
Split Court Rules on How Much Interactive Process Banker Was Due 07/18/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 960 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A divided New York appellate panel ruled that an Italian bank sufficiently engaged in an interactive process to accommodate one of its disabled executives in a decision in which the majority rebuked plaintiff's counsel for his "hostile" response to the bank's overtures and traded s...Read More
Scaffold Law Applies to Permanent Structures, Court Rules 07/18/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that the state's scaffold law applies to permanent structures, such as a concrete walkway from which a worker fell, and triable issues of fact existed as to whether his employer knew of this dangerous condition in the workplace....Read More
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