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June 2014 Case Law Update 06/18/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 1399 | 0
THE BUSINESS OF INSURANCEIn Martinez v. Koga Colorscape & Maintenance, 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 173, the WCAB held that an insurer was not allowed argue that it did not provide coverage for an injury solely because the employer made material misrepresentations on its applicati...Read More
Jack of All Trades, M.D. of None 04/22/2014
State: CA | Segment: | 612 | 0
Why do we need QMEs? Or AMEs, for that matter? Why can’t the primary treating physician make a full review of the records, provide measurements and a list of subjective complaints following the evaluation, and then allow the attorneys or the DEU to plug those measurements into the AMA Guides a...Read More
Jacobson, More Ripples on the Pond? 06/18/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 439 | 0
More ripples on the surface in Tallahassee, which will come ashore across Florida. Sometimes the effects of a pebble dropped there will grow to a tidal wave as it moves outward. Other times, the effect of a boulder dropped there will create large ripples which, however, dissipate or diminish before ...Read More
Jones Weighs In 12/06/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 552 | 0
In my recent post "Under Submission," I noted the choices that Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones faced as he considered setting the advisory "pure premium" workers' comp rate for 2013.Jones has now issued his order, recommending that insurers set the benchmark comp rate at $2.56 per ...Read More
July 2012 Case Law Update 07/10/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 1699 | 0
The following is a summary of important updates to California workers' compensation law.JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATIONIn Booker v. Cincinnati Bengals, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 113 and 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 114, the WCAB concluded that California did not hav...Read More
Judges Shown Politics Controls Judiciary 10/20/2011
State: FL | Segment: | 572 | 0
In most states the workers' compensation adjudication system begins with an administrative process and the judges are administrative law judges that have limited judicial powers and are bound by judicial canons of ethics and conduct.In most states ALJs are hired by the state agency a...Read More
June 2011 Case Law Update 06/06/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 984 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael SullivanSullivan & AssociatesThe following is a summary of important updates to California workers' compensation law.JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATIONIn Brown v. Desert Christian Center (2011) 193 Cal. App. 4th 733, the 5th District Court of Appeal h...Read More
John T. Dibble's Sympathetic Ear 02/07/2011
State: IL | Segment: | 658 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanJohn T. Dibble is an arbitrator in Illinois. He was very active in the cases for carpal tunnel syndrome filed by 230 guards at the Menard Correctional Center. The guards alleged that their injuries were due primarily to the constant turning of keys in antiquated and rathe...Read More
Jerry Brown's Workers' Compensation Record 11/15/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 393 | 0
By Julius YoungBoxer & GersonThe Meg Whitman campaign ended Nov. 2, a spectacular failure.So Jerry Brown will soon be forming a gubernatorial team. At the victory celebration election night at Oakland's Fox Theater, a handful of prominent players in California w...Read More
Justice for New York Trusts: Too Little, Too Late? 05/04/2010
State: NY | Segment: | 481 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesWe have been following the implosion of self insurance groups (SIGs) in New York. Back in June 2008, SIGs operated by Compensation Risk Management (CRM) collapsed. CRM had grown their business by offering comp coverage at very low rates. F...Read More
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