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State Bar to Suspend License of Attorney Who Admitted to Paying for Referrals 09/20/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 4611 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
An applicants' attorney who admitted to paying about $155,000 in exchange for client referrals will see his license to practice law suspended next week, according to a State Bar C...Read More

Managing Diabetes in Comp Claims Topic of Talk 09/20/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1131 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 80 min read
Eric Patten, regional clinical director for One Call Care Management, will discuss proactive management of diabetes in workers’ compensation claims, during two meetings in California next month. ...Read More

Homeowner Liable to Pool Installation Company's Employee 09/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
A California appellate court upheld a jury's award against a homeowner for damages to an employee of a swimming pool company for injuries from a propane explosion. ...Read More

Large-Deductible Recommendations Clear a Hurdle 09/20/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 844 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A study by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners on large-deductible workers’ compensation insurance policies has moved a step closer to final approval, and plans are in the early stages to begin implementing its recommendations. ...Read More

Supreme Court: Carriers Can Pursue Subrogation Against 3rd-Party Tortfeasors 09/20/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CT | Segment: Top | 497 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A unanimous Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a workers’ compensation insurer can pursue an equitable subrogation claim against an alleged third-party tortfeasor to recover benefits it has paid, on behalf of an insured employer, to an injured employee. ...Read More

State Touts Workers' Compensation System as 'Model' for the Nation 09/20/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1103 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
AUSTIN, Texas — The chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission said Monday that the state Supreme Court vindicated his agency when it ruled last week that the Oklahoma Option was ...Read More

Supreme Court Says University Employee Can Proceed With Retaliatory Discharge Claim 09/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 428 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that a Kansas State University employee was not required to present her retaliatory discharge claim to her employer and seek an administrative remedy before filing suit against the school. ...Read More
WC Funding Commission Talks Budget, Assessments on Thursday 09/20/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The board of directors of the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission will discuss its financial condition and 2017 assessment rates during a meeting to be held Thursday in Frankfort. Items on the agenda include: Year-to-date budget v. actual expenses. ...Read More
Bureau Adopts Mediation and Hearing Rule Amendments 09/20/2016
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 496 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 75 min read
The Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation has adopted changes to its mediation and hearing rules that will take effect on Nov. 30, according to a notice in Monday's edition of the state Administrative Register. A change to Rule 0800-02-21-.14 replaces the current rule on exped...Read More

FDA to Award $40,000 in Naloxone App Competition 09/20/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 459 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is challenging computer programmers and others to create a mobile phone application to connect opioid users having an overdose with nearby providers of the overdose antidote naloxone. ...Read More
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