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Santa Barbara Cop Pleads Not Guilty to Comp Fraud 07/14/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Santa Barbara police officer pleaded not guilty to charges that he filed false workers' compensation claims against the Police Department, the Noozhawk website re...Read More

Study: Fewer Painkillers Prescribed When Medical Marijuana is Legal 07/14/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Legalizing marijuana for medical use may lead to a reduction in the number of prescriptions written for other medications, including painkillers, according to a study released this month that looks at prescribing patterns for Medicare patients. ...Read More

Training to Begin on Online Litigation Management System 07/14/2016
State: KY | Segment: Top | 579 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
Kentucky is about to join at least eight other states with electronic litigation management systems, in a $3.5 million project that the Labor Cabinet says will increase efficiency and improve customer service. ...Read More

Carrier Not Liable for Meds Procured From Out-of-State Pharmacy, but Liable for Penalties 07/14/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 613 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that an insurance carrier did not have to foot the bill for the prescription medications that a worker had obtained from an out-of-state pharmacy, but that the carrier was liable for penalties and fees due to its failure to timely pay for the medications that an ...Read More

Court Revives Worker's FELA Suit for Injury From Climbing Into Stopped Locomotive 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 478 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Illinois Appellate Court revived a railway worker's negligence claim against his employer for a knee injury that occurred while he was retrieving a locomotive that had been disconnected from a train and stopped on the tracks. ...Read More

Court Upholds Reduced Award to Claimants' Attorney for Failure to Pay Sanction 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 387 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that the fee award due to a claimants' attorney was properly reduced to account for the amount of work she had done, as well as her failure to pay a sanction imposed by the Workers' Compensation Board for her pre-trial conduct. ...Read More

No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Nurse Injured in Self-Defense Training 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 543 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a nurse who was injured while participating in a self-defense training course did not suffer an injury by "accident" that would have entitled her to an enhanced disability retirement benefit. ...Read More

High Court Says Worker's Estate Can't Pursue Wrongful Death Claim 07/14/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 395 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine ruled that the estate of a worker who was killed in a car wreck could not pursue a claim for damages against the worker's employer or the company that had hired the employer to transport its van. ...Read More

Alliant Acquires Mesirow Insurance Services 07/14/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 683 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Chicago-based Mesirow Financial has agreed to sell its insurance division to Alliant Insurance Services. Mesirow Insurance Services will join the All...Read More

3rd DCA Clarifies Ruling Overturning Award to Worker 07/14/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The 3rd District Court of Appeal issued a new decision clarifying its prior ruling that overturned a $571,883.64 jury verdict in favor of an injured worker on his retaliatory discharge claim. ...Read More
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