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Court Upholds Conviction of Former Judge for Faking Assault 11/22/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 489 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 78 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the conviction of a former judge for faking an attack with a toilet seat lid in order to receive workers' compensation benefits. ...Read More

Court of Appeals Overturns Grant of Summary Judgment on Worker's Fall From Ladder 11/22/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 721 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
New York's highest court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim, which was predicated on his fall from a ladder after suffering an electric shock. ...Read More

Supreme Court Upholds PTD Award for Worker's Psyche Condition 11/22/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 398 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court upheld an award of permanent total disability benefits to a worker based on her compensable psychological conditions. ...Read More

Attorney Who Pocketed Trust Money Allowed to Resume Law Practice 11/22/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 595 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
An attorney who voluntarily left the legal professional in 2007 after admitting that he had made unauthorized withdrawals from client trust accounts to feed his gambling addiction may return to the practice of law on probationary status, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled. ...Read More
XL Catlin Names James Barbuti as Casualty Insurance Leader 11/22/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 834 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
XL Catlin has appointed James Barbuti to lead its multinational casualty insurance segment, part of the company’s Global Risk Management Division.  Barbuti will be based in New York, where he will report to Ken Riegler, president of global risk management, t...Read More
Pinnacol to Decrease Rates 3.2% in 2017 11/22/2016
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 706 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 89 min read
Pinnacol Assurance will decrease its workers' compensation rates by 3.2% next year, the Colorado carrier announced this month. It will also issue a dividend of about $50 million to policyholders, up from $30 million last year.  Pinnacol's net worth was $935 milli...Read More

Man Gets 6 Months' Probation for 2nd Attempt Faking Work Injury 11/22/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
An Ohio man received six months of probation for his second attempt to fake a work injury for narcotics, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced last week....Read More

WCD Sets 2017 Death Benefits 11/22/2016
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 523 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Division has issued a bulletin listing death benefits for fatalities occurring during 2017. For a widow or widower ...Read More

Anti-Fraud Unit Accredited by Police Chiefs Association 11/22/2016
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 265 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
The Washington state insurance commissioner's anti-fraud unit has completed a two-year accreditation process to receive recognition from a state association of law enforcement professionals. ...Read More

Professors Call on Lawmakers Nationwide to 'Fix' Comp 11/22/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 1154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 55 min read
Two college professors say Texas has led the nation in disadvantaging workers by allowing employers to opt out of workers’ compensation and impose less-generous plans. ...Read More
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