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One Urban Legend We are Sick of Hearing 07/01/2010
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 355 | 0
By Eugene KeefeKeefe Campbell & AssociatesWe are told over and over and over the adage: “What is Good for the Petitioner’s Bar is Good for Defense Lawyers.” This concept is supposed to justify some secret pact among Illinois lawyers to allow petiti...Read More
Ohio Employer Intentional Tort Statute Survives Challenge 04/08/2010
State: OH | Segment: | 414 | 0
By Jenny T. SwinertonPorter WrightOn March 23, in two separate decisions, the Ohio Supreme Court finally resolved the lingering question as to the constitutionality of a state law that limits the ability of workers who are injured on the job to sue their employers for a “work...Read More
Once Again, 2nd Opinion Medical Necessary if Doctor Recommends It 03/31/2010
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 600 | 0
By Michael RabinowitzBanker Lopez GasslerIf you play baseball with blinders, than you will only see half of the field and expect to get beaned in the head.  At least that ’s what my grandpa told me.  The same can be applied to claims adjusting.  In this case, t...Read More
One Call Medical to be Acquired 12/18/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 873 | 0
By Joe PadudaLast Friday I posted the news that One Call Medical was going to be acquired; here's the official announcement which was published yesterday.On Monday One Call Medical will announce the company has agreed to be acquired by Odyssey Investment Partners, a New Y...Read More
On Arbitrators and Safety Notifications 10/19/2009
By: Eugene F. Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 500 | 0
By Eugene F. Keefe Synopsis: Can it be possible? Have we lost common sense again? Will Illinois add three new arbitrators on Jan. 1?Editor's comment: Your editor attended the recent Illinois Self-Insurers Association annual convention and weenie roast  ...Read More
Open to Making a Deal? 09/11/2009
State: CA | Segment: | 495 | 0
By Julius YoungRecently I did a post on reports that surfaced of back-room talks between Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) members on a "grand bargain" comp reform. Those talks were leaked on WorkCompCentral.com and in an e-blast from the Califo...Read More
On Balance Billing and Fraud Busting 08/06/2009
By: Eugene F. Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 974 | 0
By Eugene F. KeefeSynopsis: In no particular order, we want to give you more solid thoughts on a number of legal issues. Editor's comment: First, we were asked if balance billing is "legal" in  Illinois and what to do about the practice, when...Read More
On A Clear Day 06/20/2009
By: Mullen & Filippi
State: CA | Segment: | 358 | 0
By Mullen & FilippiJune 21 is the summer solstice, when there is more daylight than any other day, allowing us more opportunity to clearly see the world around us. We can all agree that life is easier when things are clear, as is reflected in two recent decisions discussed in this ed...Read More
Obama Weighs In on Health Reform (at last) 06/09/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 306 | 0
By Joe PadudaThe health reform battle is escalating. And the President is moving to the head of the pro-reform forces. According to a piece in the New York Times, "Ultimately, as happened with the recovery act, it will become President O...Read More
Other Golden State Cases of Interest 05/06/2009
State: CA | Segment: | 1375 | 0
By Howard J. StevensWe do our best, whenever major case law is handed down, to keep our readers abreast of the latest judicial holdings that inevitably affect the economic value of your cases and your procedural strategies.  Along these lines, we have focused past editions on ...Read More
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