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ProAssurance Notes Increase in Inexperienced-Worker Claims in 3Q Results 11/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 93 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
ProAssurance Corp. has reported net income for the third quarter of $31.2 million, an 8% increase from $28.9 million in the same quarter last year. ...Read More

TDI Approves NCCI Filing on Impact if Terrorism Backstop Isn't Renewed 11/13/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance has approved a filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, warning policyholders in case a federal terrorism-backstop law is not renewed in 2020. ...Read More

Court Splits on Defendant's Burden of Proof for Summary Judgment 11/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a general contractor was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a worker’s Labor Law claim predicated on a fall through a stairwell opening. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Aggravation Injury Despite 'Confusing' Report on Causation 11/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 71 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker for an aggravation of dormant conditions in her back that were aggravated after she was struck by a crate while at work. ...Read More

WCA Seeks Bids for Study of Permanent Disability Benefits 11/13/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 61 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is soliciting proposals for a study of the state’s permanent disability rules and laws. ...Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Suit Against Contractor for Fatal Accident by Drug-Using Trucker 11/13/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The Nebraska Supreme Court last week ruled that the state’s statutory scheme regulating intrastate motor carriers does not impute an employer-employee relationship between the general contractor and the subcontracting motor carrier's employee for purposes of vicarious liability. ...Read More

Employers Names Lori Brown as EVP, Chief Legal Officer 11/13/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
Mono-line workers’ comp carrier Employers Holdings Inc. has named Lori A. Brown as executive vice president, chief legal officer and general counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2019. ...Read More

Advisory Committee Suggests Rules for Document Translation 11/13/2018
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 129 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 63 min read
An advisory committee to the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board is recommending rules that would require all evidence submitted at hearings to be in English, with the party submitting the document bearing the cost of translation if necessary. ...Read More

Modesto Physician to Pay $175K in Restitution for Billing Scam 11/12/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 967 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
One of six Modesto, California, physicians who were charged last year with insurance fraud has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, and court hearings are scheduled for five others in December and January, the Modesto Be...Read More

State IDs Residual Market to Finalize WCF Privatization 11/12/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: UT | Segment: Top | 240 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 65 min read
The residual market in Utah will consist of employers that have been turned down by at least two other carriers when the Department of Insurance starts seeking bids for a carrier of last resort, the last step in the privatization of the Workers’ Compensation Fund. ...Read More
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