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Court: Employer Didn't Follow Rules in Stopping Benefits 10/12/2009
State: NC | Segment: CENTRAL | 142 | 0
An employer should have filed a request to terminate benefits before it stopped paying a terminated employee's temporary total disability, the Court of Appeals ruled. Case: Fonville v. General Motors Corp., No. COA09-120, 10/06/09, published.Facts:  Claudette Fonvill...Read More
 
 
Court: Teacher Failed to Prove Explosion Occurred 10/12/2009
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 353 | 0
A claimant failed to prove the occurrence of an explosion that allegedly caused her airway dysfunction syndrome, an appellate court ruled.Case: Chiesa v. Stillwater Central School District, No. 504103, 10/8/09, published.Facts: Lisa Chiesa...Read More
 
 
Contractors' Board Promises Crackdown on Comp Scofflaws 10/09/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 298 | 0
The California Contractors' State Licensing Board on Thursday issued a bulletin reminding contractors that they are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, and promising future enforcement actions if they don't.“We understand why businesses try to cut expense...Read More
 
 
Commissioner Approves 2.3% Increase Effective Jan. 1 10/09/2009
State: IA | Segment: CENTRAL | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Iowa Commissioner of Insurance Susan Voss has issued an order approving an overall 2.3% rate increase for workers' compensation insurance effective Jan 1, 2010.Voss said that the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) submitted the proposed rate filing on Aug. 12.Not...Read More
 
 
Court May Only Consider Evidence About Condition Prior to Decision 10/09/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 212 | 0
A trial court may consider evidence on or before the date of a Division of Workers' Compensation decision that granted a claimant lifetime income benefits, an appellate court ruled.Case: Facility Insurance Corp. v. Kevin L. Gibbs, No. 11-09-00005-CV, 10/8/09, pub...Read More
 
 
Court Clarifies Date Vital to Providers' Billing Disputes 10/08/2009
State: PA | Segment: Top | 237 | 0
By John P. Kamin, Legal Editorjohnkamin@workcompcentral.comThe Commonwealth Court recently granted published status to an opinion clarifying which date signifies the start of a statute of limitations for a provider ...Read More
 
 
CBO puts $829 Billion Price Tag on Health Care Reform 10/08/2009
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 185 | 0
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) put a $829 billion price tag on the Senate Committee's version of health care reform Wednesday, but it said it meets the White House objective of cutting the federal budget deficit by $81 billion by the year 2019.In a letter to Senate Finance Com...Read More
 
 
Court: Decision Was Not Appealable 10/07/2009
State: MO | Segment: CENTRAL | 169 | 0
A decision granting a supervisor and a co-worker summary judgment was not appealable because an active claim against another defendant still remained, an appellate court concluded.Case: Treaster v. Betts, No. WD69794, 9/29/09, published.Facts:  Larry Treaster , an employ...Read More
 
 
Claimant's Suit Against Counsel Lacked Evidence 10/07/2009
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 255 | 0
A claimant failed to introduce sufficient evidence to support his multimillion-dollar suit against two attorneys who settled his claim more than 20 years ago, an appeals court concluded.  Case: Samson v. Manley, and Jackson, No. 14-07-01085-CV, 10/6/09, publishe...Read More
 
 
Chiro Board Proposes Rules Change on Reporting Law Violations 10/06/2009
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 112 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
The California Board of Chiropractic Examiners has proposed a rules change that would require licensed chiropractors to report any law violations to the executive director of the board, rather than to “any board member.”In an explanation of the change, the chiropractic board ...Read More
 
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