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Cardiologist Pleads Guilty to Distributing Opioids 11/28/2018
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 130 min read
A cardiologist in northern Nevada pleaded guilty to illegally distributing oxycodone and hydrocodone to patients without a medical purpose, federal prosecutors announced. ...Read More
Carrier Can't Independently Pursue Claim against 3rd-Party Tortfeasor 11/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 147 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 187 min read
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week ruled that an insurance carrier cannot pursue a claim against a third-party tortfeasor responsible for causing injury to an insured’s employee without an express assignment of rights, or the employee’s participation as a party. Three ye...Read More
Construction to Begin on Applied Underwriters Operations Center 11/27/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 625 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 37 min read
Construction is expected to start next year on Applied Underwriters’ new 55-acre office campus in Omaha, Nebraska, which will house the workers’ comp insurer’s national operations center. The 450,000-square-foot campus will accommodate up to 2,000 workers. An Applie...Read More

Catering Co. Worker Didn't Prove Status as Independent Contractor 11/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 423 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a catering company’s worker was not entitled to summary judgment on the question of whether he was an employee without a civil remedy for an alleged on-the-job injury. ...Read More

Christopher Lowell to Head The Hartford's Small Business Innovation Lab 11/21/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 110 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 65 min read
The Hartford has appointed Christopher Lowell to lead its Small Business Innovation Lab, a project aimed at achieving growth at the company through the use of data, digital technology and insurtech partnerships. ...Read More

Clerk Offering Training on TNComp in December 11/21/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 105 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Penny Shrum The Tennessee Court of Workers&rsqu...Read More

Court Upholds Reduction in Construction Manager's Wage-Earning Capacity Rating 11/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers’ Compensation Board properly reduced a worker’s loss of wage-earning capacity assessment based on his retained functional and vocational abilities after an on-the-job accident. ...Read More

Court Upholds Application of Medical Treatment Guidelines to Services Provided Out of State 11/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the state’s medical treatment guidelines continue to apply to a worker who moved out of state and received pain management services. ...Read More

Consumer Privacy Law Has Implications for Comp Industry 11/20/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 942 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Consumer privacy legislation that California lawmakers rushed through the Capitol to fend off a ballot initiative could be extremely disruptive for the state’s workers’ compensation system, with the potential to create confusion, push litigation and drive up costs. ...Read More

Construction Company Cited for Fatal Trench Accident 11/20/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 475 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
California’s workplace safety regulator fined a construction company $141,075 for nine violations following an investigation into an April 23 trenc...Read More
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