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Tom Calderon Gets 1-Year Sentence, Half on Home Release 09/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1596 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Former California Assemblyman Tom Calderon will spend up to six months in prison and have to serve 100 hours of community service for using a political consulting company to funnel bribes that were paid to his brother, a former state senator. ...Read More

Lawsuit: Berkshire Comp Program a 'Reverse Ponzi' Scheme 09/14/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 1769 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
A guaranteed-cost workers’ compensation program sold and administered by affiliates of Berkshire Hathaway was a “reverse Ponzi” scheme that used unfiled side agreements to trick businesses into thinking they had insurance coverage when they were actually on the hook for all...Read More

Court Ducks Chance to Clarify Entitlement for Schoemehl Benefits 09/14/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 392 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
The Missouri Court of Appeals on Tuesday ducked a chance to decide whether a worker had a "pending" claim at the time of his death that would allow his widow to receive successor benefit payments under the "Schoemehl doctrine."  ...Read More

Report: Medical Costs Associated With Opioid Misuse up 1,000% Since 2011 09/14/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 876 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
The medical costs associated with opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses increased by more than 1,000% between 2011 and 2015, according to a new study from Fair Health, a national nonprofit that analyzes health care costs. ...Read More

High Court Says State's Entire 'Opt-Out Act' Is Unconstitutional 09/14/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: OK | Segment: Top | 1480 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act in its entirety, deciding 7-2 that the so-called "opt-out act," or Oklahoma Option, created a special law for the “impermissible, unequal, disparate treatment of a select group of injured wo...Read More

Review Board Erred in Substituting Its Own Findings for Commissioner's 09/14/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 334 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Connecticut Workers' Compensation Review Board overstepped its bounds, and improperly reassessed the credibility of a witness and weighed the evidence, "thereby usurping the authority of the commissioner," the state Appellate Court ruled. ...Read More

Court Revives Injured Worker's Tort Suit Against Supervisor 09/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 396 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Missouri appellate court revived an injured worker's civil lawsuit against his supervisor for damages after falling from a billboard structure. ...Read More

Young Announces Resignation From Comp Commission 09/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 647 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
Dr. LeRoy Young on Tuesday announced his resignation from the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission. ...Read More

Risky Conditions at Auto Parts Manufacturer Lead to $700,000 Fine for Companies 09/14/2016
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 467 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 24 min read
Consistently shoddy conditions at an auto parts manufacturer lost the company a contract with a temp agency and led to a federal fine of more than $700,000 to the agency and manufacturer. ...Read More
Chubb Names Executive VP to Advise Workers' Comp Specialists 09/14/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 500 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Chubb has named two executive vice presidents, the global property and casualty insurer announced this week. Keith Marks now manages risk engineering service programs for commercial customers in North America. He will advise the risk engineering specialists for workers' compensation, ...Read More
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