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Constitutional Challenge to Lien Stay Dismissed 12/05/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 678 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The U.S. District Court for Central California dismissed the 18-month-old constitutional challenge to the statutory stay on liens filed by criminally charged providers. At the same time, U.S. District Judge George H. Wu on Nov. 28 lifted the preliminary injunction that prohibited the Divi...Read More

Medical Payment Disputes Surging in State That Still Lacks Fee Schedule 12/05/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 198 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Medical payment disputes appear to have increased sharply in New Jersey’s workers’ comp system, rekindling a debate over whether the state needs a medical fee schedule. ...Read More
Per-Diem and Stop-Loss to Rise Under New Hospital Fee Schedules 12/05/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
Hospitals in Tennessee could see a slight bump in reimbursements if new workers’ compensation fee schedules are approved early next year. The proposed schedules and ...Read More

Court Overturns $2.8 Million Jury Award in Negligence Claim 12/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 202 min read
A Texas appellate court on Tuesday overturned a jury’s $2.8 million award to an injured worker who suffered a permanently disabling foot injury while working on an offshore oil rig. ...Read More
JenCap Holdings to Acquire Risk Innovations 12/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
JenCap Holdings LLC has agreed to acquire privately held Risk Innovations, a wholesale insurance broker specializing in workers’ compensation. Risk Innovations, based in Atlanta, was founded in 2002 and has been led by Bruce Peddle since then. JenCap Holdings was formed in M...Read More

Worker Who Terminated Interactive Process Can't Assert Viable ADA Claim 12/05/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 78 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A federal appellate court ruled that an injured worker who voluntarily ended her employer’s informal efforts to accommodate her medical restrictions could not assert a viable disability discrimination claim, as a matter of law. ...Read More
L&I Announces 5% Rate Cut 12/05/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 64 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 8 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries announced that the price of workers’ compensation coverage will drop an average of 5% next year. The ...Read More
Ned Rand Named President at ProAssurance 12/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 77 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 3 min read
Edward “Ned” Rand Jr., who has served as chief operating officer of ProAssurance Corp. since January, has also been named company president. As president and COO, Rand is responsible for all day-to-day activities of the company. He is also chief accounting officer, according t...Read More
Bill Would Exempt Nonprofit Board Members from Work Comp 12/05/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 83 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A bill that will be introduced in the Missouri legislature during the 2019 session would exempt board members of a nonprofit organization from workers’ compensation requirements. Rep. Tim Remole, R-Excello, pre-filed H...Read More
Strippers Tell Lawmakers of Unsafe Working Conditions 12/05/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 188 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
Strippers in Washington state told lawmakers the limited number of workers’ compensation claims or safety complaints is not evidence that their industry is free from workplace health and safety violations, the ...Read More
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