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Narrowing The Scope of Oregon Traveling Employee Coverage 02/09/2018
By: Kelsey Fleharty
State: OR | Segment: Top | 203 | 0
The recent Oregon Court of Appeals’ decision in Beaudry v. SAIF[1] represents a welcome departure from the broad coverage given in past court decisions to traveling employees engaged in personal activities. In Beaudry, the court upheld the Board’s determination that cla...Read More

Nsahlai: 10 Steps to Resolve WC Cases Quickly, Efficiently, Cost-Effectively 06/23/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 326 | 0
Despite the advent of the much-talked about and ballyhooed SB 863, the resolution of whether an injury arose out of the course of employment issues — as opposed to medical treatment disputes — remains of critical importance. And so it will continue to be, once SB 863’s prov...Read More
Novel Controls on Physician Dispensing 01/14/2016
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 366 | 0
As you know, I’m not a fan of physician dispensing. In limited cases, there can be benefits from patient compliance and convenience and from immediate treatment. However, my opinion is that, in most cases, physician dispensing creates a motivation to continue prescribing (because reven...Read More
New Formulary Should Save Payers Big Bucks 12/15/2015
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 724 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The most important bill California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law during the 2015 legislative session (Assembly Bill 1124) calls for implementation of a prescription-drug formulary by July 1, 2017. ...Read More
New York Case Law Update 11/18/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: Top | 396 | 0
NEW! Matter of Strujan v. New York Hospital, 518465, (11/5/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that liability for a worker's 1997 injury could not yet be transferred to the Special Fund for Reopened Cases because the claim had not yet been truly closed. NEW! Ferrant...Read More
New York Case Law Update 10/21/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: Top | 435 | 0
NEW! Quinones v. Olmstead Props. Inc., 2015 NY Slip Op 07571, (10/15/2015): A billboard company employee who fell off a stack of concrete blocks should not have been granted partial summary judgment on his Labor Law Section 240(1) claim because of conflicting evidence about whether his emplo...Read More
No One in Florida is Talking About it? 10/16/2015
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 361 | 0
WorkCompCentral reported this week that the push for formularies is gaining momentum. It appears that the concept is here to stay -- "here" meaning workers' comp...Read More
New York Case Law Update 10/06/2015
By: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: Top | 386 | 0
NEW! Ugbomah v. Edison Parking Corp., 2014-04006, (09/30/2015): A New York appellate court ruled that the Workers' Compensation Law did not bar a worker's lawsuit against the owners and managers of a property where the worker was allegedly injured, but that the property owners and manager...Read More
New York Case Law Update 09/09/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: Top | 230 | 0
NEW! Caceres v. Standard Realty Associates, 14534 110900/10 590816/10, (08/25/2015): A divided New York appellate court ruled that a worker who fell from an unsecured A-frame ladder was entitled to summary judgment as to the issue of liability under Labor Law Section 240(1). NEW! Zamora v...Read More
Neither Good Luck nor Good Vendor 08/27/2015
By: Barry Thompson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 353 | 0
The work comp service industry would have employers believe that the best workers’ comp outcomes require services of the “best” insurer, third-party administrator, preferred provider organization and other vendors. Further, that the “best” process hinges primarily on...Read More
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