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CCWC Heads to Disneyland for Annual Conference in July 12/27/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1388 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 269 min read
The California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation has scheduled its annual conference for July 12-14 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim. The conference begins with a CCWC Board Meeting and pre-conference sessions on Wednesday morning, July 12. Educational sessions ...Read More

Court Won't Derail Class Action Suit Challenging BWC Debit Fees 12/27/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 782 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
An Ohio appellate court last week declined to disturb a trial judge's grant of summary judgment declaring the state's electronic benefits transfer program unlawful. ...Read More

BWC Hopes Utilization Review Revisions Better Serve Workers, Physicians 12/27/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TN | Segment: Top | 846 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 160 min read
Utilization review has undergone a makeover in Tennessee with the aim of making the process more palatable and navigable for doctors and claimants’ attorneys, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation officials say. ...Read More

Labor-Standards Programs Aim to Get Construction Companies Comp Coverage 12/27/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 737 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
Two labor-standards programs are aiming to ensure that construction workers in two Texas cities are treated fairly, paid fairly and provided workers' compensation coverage. ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Jury's Award to Injured Electrician for Property Owner's Liability 12/27/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 593 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 260 min read
A unanimous Texas Supreme Court overturned a jury verdict awarding an injured electrician damages for injuries he suffered while repairing a warehouse sign. ...Read More

Ex-Pipe Fitter Gets $270K in Whistleblower Settlement With John Deere 12/27/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1202 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A former pipe fitter for John Deere will receive $204,315 in back wages and front pay, and $70,685 in damages under the terms of a whistleblower lawsuit settlement, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Thursday. ...Read More

More Fact-Finding Needed to Find Carrier Liable for PEO Claims 12/27/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 707 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 398 min read
A trial court overstepped its authority by dismissing a lawsuit filed by an Illinois workers' compensation carrier that alleged it had no duty to pay or defend against claims by employees of a professional employer organization because of the PEO's misrepresentations, the Illinois Appella...Read More

Second Injury Fund Ends Year With $2 Million in Bank 12/27/2016
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 601 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 6 min read
The chairwoman of Indiana's Second Injury Fund reported that the fund ended the year with $2 million in reserves, in a letter circulated on Friday. ...Read More

L&I Employee-Turned-Employers' Attorney Supports Privatization of Comp Insurance Market 12/27/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 818 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 317 min read
A former Department of Labor & Industries employee who now defends employers says that Washington should open its workers' compensation market to private insurers.  ...Read More

Owner of 2 Companies Indicted After Allegedly Evading $40K in Premium 12/27/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 657 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 39 min read
A grand jury in Norfolk, Massachusetts, has indicted the owner of a cleaning company and temporary employment agency on workers' compensation fraud charges, accusing him of fudging the size of his payrolls to evade $40,000 in workers' compensation premiums, ...Read More
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