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Clifford Press Joins Seabright's Board of Directors 12/30/2011
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 386 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Seabright Holdings announced the appointment of Clifford Press to its board of directors this week.Seattle-based Seabright Holdings announced that Clifford Press, a managing member of Oliver Press Partners, is the latest addition to Seabright's board of directors. Press h...Read More
Chamber of Commerce Hires Work Comp Policy Advocate 12/29/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The California Chamber of Commerce hired Sacramento lawyer Jeremy Merz as a policy advocate for workers' compensation.Merz comes to the CalChamber from Downey Brand in Sacramento, where he represented defendants in state and federal courts on workers' compensation litigation, emp...Read More
Claimants' Bar Makes Treatment Guides Top Priority for 2012 12/29/2011
State: NY | Segment: Top | 426 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefNew York claimants' attorneys are targeting changes to the state's year-old medical treatment guidelines as the top priority for the 2012 session of the New York Legislature....Read More
Court Upholds 25% Impairment Rating for Airline Worker 12/29/2011
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A trial court did not err by awarding a claimant a 25% impairment rating for neck and left elbow injuries that occurred in 2007, the Nebraska Court of Appeals concluded. Case: Vance v. Southwest Airlines, No. A-11-087, 12/20/11, unpublished. Facts: Robert Vance, a ramp superv...Read More
Contractor Faces 20 Years in Prison on Fraud Conviction 12/29/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 483 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A contractor working in Montana faces up to 20 years in federal prison following a conviction on three of eight felony wire fraud charges brought against him.John Robert Mulinski, 50, of Covington, Wash., was accused of defrauding homeowners and media in Flathead County, Mont., through h...Read More
Court: Claimant Still Capable of Driving Safely with Fentanyl 12/29/2011
State: NE | Segment: CENTRAL | 263 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A trial court did not violate the public policy against intoxicated driving by ruling that a claimant was capable of driving while under the influence of several strong painkillers, the Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled in an unpublished decision. In the case of Barrett v. Keep Kimball Bea...Read More
Clearwater Manufacturer Facing $110,000 in Fines for Safety Violations 12/29/2011
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $109,800 in fines for a Clearwater, Fla., manufacturer that used PVC piping to transport compressed air.OSHA said in a press release that piping ruptured three times in June at Model Screw Products in Clearwater. ...Read More
Claimant's Tinnitus Arose Out of Employment, Court Rules 12/28/2011
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 206 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A retired claimant's tinnitus arose out of the course of his 36 years of employment at a noisy manufacturing plant, according to a ruling from the Iowa Court of Appeals. Case: Square D Company v. Plagmann, No. 1-869/11-0655, 12/21/11, published. Facts: Gregory Plagmann be...Read More
Court Clarifies Employers' Burden in Pension Offset Cases 12/27/2011
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania clarified the burden of proof that employers must satisfy in order to obtain an offset for pension contributions in a new published decision last week. The intermediate appellate court's published opinion in the case of School District of Philad...Read More
Condition Caused by Work, Was Not Preexisting, Court Rules 12/27/2011
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A youth counselor's chronic eye condition was not a preexisting condition, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled in a reported opinion.Case: City of Philadelphia v. WCAB (Whaley-Campbell), No. 981 CD 2011, 12/23/2011, published/reported.Facts: Diana Whaley-Campbell...Read More
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