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Worker Gets Travel Reimbursement but Can't Escape Effect of Unauthorized Settlement 10/10/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 554 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 116 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was entitled to reimbursement of his travel expenses and penalties for his employer's failure to timely reimburse him, but he was not entitled to relief from the effect of having entered into a settlement with a third-party tortfeasor witho...Read More

Litigation Management System Launches Today 10/10/2016
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 695 | 0 | Popular with Other | 289 min read
The Kentucky Department of Workers Claims will launch today its Litigation Management System, which can be used for electronically filing documents and pleadings. ...Read More

LMAC Continuing Formulary Talks at Wednesday Meeting 10/10/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 487 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 148 min read
Montana’s Labor Management Advisory Council will continue discussion plans for a workers’ compensation drug formulary during a Wednesday meeting in Helena. ...Read More
Bipartisan Rule-Making Committee to Examine WCC Rules on FOIA, Filing, Judicial Review 10/10/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 433 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
A bipartisan legislative oversight committee will review several Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission rules during its meeting on Tuesday. The state's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will look at regulations concerning access to records, electronic filing, pre-arbitra...Read More

Court Finds State Workers' Compensation Board in Contempt of Stay Order 10/10/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 468 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a finding that the state Workers' Compensation Board violated an injunction barring it from taking further action to assert assessments against a group of transportation employers that once belonged to a failed self-insurance trust. ...Read More

Worker's 3-Foot Fall Supported Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 10/10/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 811 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
A New York appellate court upheld a grant of summary judgment to an injured worker on a Labor Law claim predicated on his fall from a height of 3 feet. ...Read More

L&I Adopts Nurse Billing Rules 10/10/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 769 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 157 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries adopted billing rules that it says will eliminate differential payment for advanced registered nurse practitioners. ...Read More

Indiana Commissioner Approves 9.3% Rate Decrease 10/10/2016
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 588 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 45 min read
Indiana Insurance Commissioner Stephen Robertson on Wednesday approved a 9.3% decrease in workers’ compensation rates, effective on Jan. 1. ...Read More

Attorney Arthur Kane Dies in Sleep at 98 10/10/2016
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 548 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
Former workers' compensation attorney Arthur O. Kane, a philanthropist who gave millions to support the University of Chicago and its Law School, died on Oct. 1 "peacefully in his sleep," according to an obituary in the Chicago Tribune. He was 98. ...Read More

Jennifer Collins Joins Cramer & Anderson as Partner 10/10/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 503 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 86 min read
Jennifer Collins, a workers’ comp claimants' attorney who founded Collins & Associates LLC in Danbury, has joined the law firm of Cramer & Anderson as a partner. ...Read More
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