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Jacobson, More Ripples on the Pond? 06/18/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 389 | 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: | 512 | 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: | 1357 | 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: | 519 | 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: | 833 | 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: | 594 | 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: | 352 | 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: | 414 | 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
Judges Gone Wild! 02/23/2010
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 277 | 0
By Eugene KeefeWe try to tell our readers the problems with Illinois’ workers’ compensation system is a byproduct of the overall bias in the courts in dealing with the personal injury system. We like to call the workers’ comp system the “red-headed step-child&rdqu...Read More
JCC Can Deny Fee Petition that 'Shocks Judicial Conscience' 02/03/2010
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 362 | 0
By Michael RabinowitzDuring the Christmas holiday week, I missed an attorney fee ruling where the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal handed down harsh language regarding “excessive and unconscionable” claimant attorney fees. In particular, the concurring opinion of Chief Ju...Read More
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