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Marine Cargo Co. SSA Pacific Fined $125K After Death of Worker 12/01/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 590 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 1 min read
The federal work safety agency has fined a marine cargo handling company just shy of $125,000 for safety violations that led to the death of a 48-year-old longshoreman. ...Read More
NYSIF Creates Advisory Council of Brokers, Producers 12/01/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 619 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The New York State Insurance Fund is creating an advisory council to solicit feedback on NYSIF practices from agents and brokers who work in the state. The Producers' Advisory Council will consist of no more than eight agents and brokers. They will serve three-year terms beginning Jan...Read More

Pond Lehocky Hires Philadelphia Prosecutor as Work Comp Attorney 12/01/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 643 | 0 | Popular with Array | 179 min read
The Philadelphia-headquartered workers' compensation and Social Security disability law firm Pond Lehocky has hired former city prosecutor Nicholas Liermann as a workers' compensation attorney. ...Read More

Governor Vetoes Bill Aimed at Allowing Jockeys and Staff to Self-Insure 12/01/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 660 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have allowed the state Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to seek self-insurance plans or other coverage options to curtail rising workers’ compensation costs. ...Read More

Firefighters Hot Over Governor's Veto of Cancer Presumption Bill 12/01/2016
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 661 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 166 min read
The Professional Fire Fighters of Georgia are calling on its members to contact state lawmakers and urge them to overturn Gov. Nathan Deal’s May 3 veto of a cancer presumption bill. ...Read More

New Rules Aimed at Eliminating Confusion on Privacy Notices 12/01/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The Texas Department of Insurance is proposing amendments to 28 TAC §22.9 on annual privacy notices to reduce confusion by eliminating the requirement for covered entities to send out redundant notices. ...Read More

Four Uninsured Contractors Cited Following CSLB Sting 11/30/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 964 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A recent Contractors State License Board sting caught 20 people operating without a license, including four who also had no workers’ compensation coverage for their employees, according to a report by ...Read More
WCRIB Actuarial Committee Meeting Tuesday 11/30/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 668 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
The Actuarial Committee off the California Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau will discuss large-deductible policies and other issues during a meeting in Oakland on Dec. 6. The discussion on experience of large-deductible policies is listed under unfinished business on the ...Read More

Researchers: Survey Question Helps Predict Delayed Return to Work 11/30/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The answer to one simple question may help determine whether a worker with a shoulder injury will be back on the job within 90 days, according to a new report from Canadian researchers. ...Read More

Seaman Can Get Prejudgment Interest on Award 11/30/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1516 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that a professional sailor was entitled to $1.46 million in damages for an arm injury he sustained while jumping from a racing yacht during rough seas — plus prejudgment interest. ...Read More
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