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Insurer Off the Hook for Claim by Borrowed Employee Injured in Fla. 12/22/2016
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 782 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
The insurer of a South Carolina employer that borrowed an employee from a North Carolina company to work on a project in Florida cannot be held liable for that worker's on-the-job injury, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled. ...Read More

Nearly 9 Million Pain Pills Sent to Small Town Pharmacy, Investigation Finds 12/22/2016
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 978 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
The opioid crisis has hit especially hard the southern portion of West Virginia, which includes four of the top counties in the nation for fatal opioid overdoses, according to an investigative report in the Charleston Gazette-Mail. ...Read More

Former Mayor and Claimants' Attorney Regains Law License 12/22/2016
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 744 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated the bar license of former St. Louis Mayor and workers’ compensation claimants’ attorney Freeman Bosley Jr. ...Read More

OSHA Penalties and Cases Decreasing Due to More Safety and Less Reporting 12/22/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 841 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The dollar amount of penalties levied against Connecticut companies for OSHA violations dropped by more than half between 2011 and 2015, and the number of cases fell by 40%, the Connecticut ...Read More

Proposed Rules Would Implement Fee Schedules 12/22/2016
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 635 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 389 min read
The Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry is proposing “good cause” amendments to the rules to implement the independent medical examination, relative value and pharmacy fee schedules. ...Read More
Maximum Weekly Benefit Set at $870 in 2017 12/22/2016
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 956 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
Michigan's maximum weekly compensation rate will be $870 in 2017, the state announced this week. In accordance with Section 418.355(2) of the Workers' Disability Compensation Act, the maximum weekly benefit is based on 90% of the state average weekly wage. The state averag...Read More
DWC Approves IRO Plan-Based Audit 12/22/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 668 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has approved its proposed Independent Review Organization Plan-Based Audit.   The audit sets the scope, methodology, selection criteria and program area responsibilities as laid out in the medical quality review process. ...Read More

Southland Stands Out in Study of Cumulative Trauma Claims 12/21/2016
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1748 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Los Angeles Basin residents filed 51% of California’s workers’ comp cumulative trauma claims in 2005, a number that grew to 67% in 2013, according to new research from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. ...Read More

San Bernardino Co. Selects Nurse Case Management Firm for Terrorism Victims 12/21/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1225 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 44 min read
San Bernardino County has hired a local nurse case management company to help victims of the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack at Inland Regional Center handle their claims. ...Read More

2nd DCA Affirms Dismissal of Drobot's Defamation Suit 12/21/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1150 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
A California appellate court has affirmed the dismissal of a $60 million defamation suit filed by admitted fraudster Michael D. Drobot against three Los Angeles-area law firms. ...Read More
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