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Employer, Hit With $28M Civil Judgment for Worker's Lung Ailments, Gets New Trial 10/07/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MO | Segment: Top | 701 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Missouri employer who was hit with a $28 million verdict for an employee's work-related lung injury is getting a new trial due to an error in the jury instructions. ...Read More
Federal Interest in Comp Making Some Nervous, but Quick Action Unlikely 10/07/2016
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1336 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 138 min read
One day after the U.S. Department of Labor released its first report on workers' compensation in 12 years, claimants attorneys were hoping, and conservatives were dreading, that the federal government is moving to take control. But one law professor says federalization of workers'...Read More
Aluminum Warehouse Fined $89,000 After 2 Amputations 10/07/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 453 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Two amputations and a thumb injury at a Pennsauken aluminum warehouse gave federal safety inspectors the fuel to fine its owners roughly $89,000. The federal workplace safety agency cited Aluminum Shapes LLC for not using machine guards and reporting the amputations late. It has cite...Read More

Siemens General Counsel Joining AIG 10/07/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 712 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The former general counsel and corporate compliance lead of Siemens is joining AIG this month. ...Read More

Government Official to Insurance Agents: Watch CastlePoint Liquidation 10/07/2016
State: ME | Segment: NORTH | 705 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 121 min read
The superintendent of Maine's insurance bureau urged the state's insurance agents to pay attention to the liquidation of California carrier CastlePoint National Insurance Co., as the proceeding may affect insurers with which agents work. ...Read More

Split Court Says Non-Subscribing Employer Can't Compel Worker to Arbitrate Tort Claim 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 665 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 53 min read
A divided Texas appellate court ruled that a non-subscribing employer could not compel its injured employee to submit to arbitration because the terms of the arbitration agreement did not guarantee that the employer would provide advance notice of changes to the terms of the deal. ...Read More

Report: One Call Signs Contract With Maker of Wearable Pain-Treating Device 10/07/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 986 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
One Call Care Management has finalized a contract with the maker of a wearable ultrasound device to treat acute and chronic muscle injuries, Connecticut's Fairfield County Business Journal reports. ...Read More

Court Upholds Award for Logger's Back Injury From UEF 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 578 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 30 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a logger for his back injury, payable by the state Uninsured Employers' Fund. ...Read More

Inspection Reveals Mold in Post Office, Yields $63,500 Fine 10/07/2016
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 575 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Federal safety inspectors linked mold in an Iowa post office's vestibule to a leak dripping onto an electrical panel. Inspectors fined the U.S. Postal...Read More

Divided Court Says Worker Was Entitled to Summary Judgment on Claim for Fall 10/07/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 486 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker who fell while unloading beams from the back of a flatbed truck was entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law Section 240(1) claim. ...Read More
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