NEW! Gutierrez v. The Port Royal Club, 1D15-0002, (09/09/2015): Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a judge's order compelling an injured worker to attend a psychological evaluation since the parties had not asked the judge for such a ruling.
NEW! Moradiellos v. Comm...Read More
Formularies in front of them. Volleyed and thundered.
Everyone wants a formulary these days. Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and South Carolina are the latest to make at least public mention of exploring a drug formulary for their respective states' workers' com...Read More
On Friday, Sept. 4, I attended the California Department of Industrial Relations discussion meeting on electronic transmission of medical reports and records. This was open to the public and announced through a DIR Newsline. The stated purpose was to “facilitate discussion regarding ideas t...Read More
NEW! Vasquez v. Romero, 1D15-0623, (08/19/2015): The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a judge of compensation claims cannot exercise jurisdiction over discovery requests issued by a defendant after the claimant had voluntarily dismissed his petition for benefits.
NEW! Cr...Read More
NEW! Ciprian-Escapa v. City of Orlando, 5D14-2852, (07/17/2015): A Florida appellate court ruled that a trial judge's failure to conduct an evidentiary hearing on an employer's subrogation claim rendered the default judgment void.
NEW! Gonzalez v. Quinco Electrical, 1D14-5395, (07...Read More
NEW! State of Florida v. Florida Workers’ Advocates et al., 3D14-2062, (06/24/2015): The Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal dismissed a district court judge's ruling that the state workers' compensation system is unconstitutional, for procedural reasons, failing to address the cor...Read More
NEW! Pearson v. BH Transfer, 1D14-4560, (05/27/2015): Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that a carrier's failure to promptly respond to a worker's request for authorization for surgery cost it the ability to challenge the medical necessity of the procedure.
NEW! CVS...Read More
The 2nd District Court of Appeals has reversed a Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision that refused to apply the presumption of causation for cancer to a firefighter based on the amendment to Labor Code § 3212.1, which became effective after diagnosis but before trial.
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I was entertained by an article this morning on WorkCompCentral regarding a drug manufacturer that is suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for infringing its right to free speech. Amarin Pharma is upset that it cannot market its fish oil drug for "off-label" uses. You can't m...Read More