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Ruby Tate Named Claims Manager for ICA 02/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The Industrial Commission of Arizona announced that Ruby Tate started working as claims manager of its Claims Division. Tate was the manager of the Special Fund for Insolvent Carriers until she took her new position on Monday. The commission said she brings 16 years of experience handling...Read More

Appellate Ruling to Change How Workers Qualify for Vocational Assistance 02/15/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OR | Segment: Top | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
The Oregon Court of Appeals has invalidated a rule that failed to take injured workers’ supplemental earnings into account when determining their eligibility for vocational assistance. ...Read More

Senate Committee Rebuffs Attempt to Eliminate Bad-Faith Lawsuits 02/15/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: SD | Segment: Top | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A Senate committee has rejected a bill that aimed to eliminate bad-faith civil suits filed by claimants against insurers, and instead would have forced regulators to adjudicate the claims. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Cancels Proposed Increase to Compromise Settlement Fee 02/15/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has withdrawn a proposed amendment that would have temporarily increased the fee for compromise settlements, from $400 to $430. The increase would have been in effect from March 1 of this year to July 1, 2021, at which point it would have reve...Read More

Insurance Adjuster Can Proceed With Claims of Discrimination, Retaliation 02/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
A federal trial court judge in Illinois ruled that an insurance adjuster can proceed with his claims of discrimination and workers’ compensation retaliation against his former employer. ...Read More

Board Recommends Disbarment of Lawyer Who Pocketed Settlement Checks 02/15/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
A disciplinary board is recommending disbarment of a Columbus lawyer who it says cashed clients’ workers’ compensation settlement checks and spent the money on personal expenses. ...Read More

Worker Can't Recover Costs Associated With Medical Expert's Examination, Review of Records 02/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel ruled that an injured worker could not recover the costs he incurred for his expert’s time performing a medical examination and records review. ...Read More
Governor Nominates Deputy Commissioner for Leadership Role 02/15/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 115 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
Gov. Roy Cooper has nominated Industrial Commission Deputy Commissioner Robert Harris to serve a six-year term as commissioner. Harris, 51, has worked at the Industrial Commission since 2003. He was appointed to serve as a deputy commissioner in 2005. Harris holds a bachelor&rsquo...Read More

Boyd & Jenerette Names Chairs of Work Comp Practice Group 02/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Florida-based law firm Boyd & Jenerette has appointed shareholders Benford Samuels and Glen McClary as the co-chairs of its Florida workers’ compensation practice group. ...Read More

Employer May Present Evidence That Worker Blamed Injury on Dog 02/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 109 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a store clerk could not bar her employer from introducing reports that she indicated she had injured her shoulder by falling over a dog. ...Read More
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