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Sams: Formularies Grow in Popularity, but Which One to Use? 05/22/2017
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1314 | 0
A familiar labor vs. management battleground has sprung around the latest cost-control trend in workers’ comp: drug formularies.  ...Read More
Supreme Court Decision Does Significant Damage to Work Comp Subrogation 05/09/2017
By: Gary Wickert
State: NV | Segment: Top | 1552 | 0 | Popular with Legal
In Nevada, when a workers’ compensation carrier is subrogated to the rights of the worker under § 616C.215(5), the carrier has a lien on the “total proceeds” of any third-party recovery. ...Read More

Sullivan: January 2017 Case Law Update 01/06/2017
By: Michael Sullivan
State: CA | Segment: Top | 21675 | 0
Jurisdiction and subrogation In Lee v. West Kern Water District (2016) 81 CCC 966, the 5th District Court of Appeal held that an employee's civil claim for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress was not barred by the exclusive remedy rule when she wa...Read More

Sullivan: December 2016 Case Law Update 12/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3755 | 0
Business of insurance In Corona v. Koosharem, doing business as Select Staffing, 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 542, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board granted reconsideration of an arbitrator's decision dismissing California Insurance Guarantee Association ...Read More

Sullivan: November 2016 Case Law Update 11/03/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2551 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Business of insurance In Farias v. Able Building Maintenance, 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 440, the panel majority upheld an arbitrator's decision that an applicant was entitled to self-procure treatment at the employer's expense from the date the claim was den...Read More

Stack: 5 Steps When Favorite Employee's Work Comp Claim Is Denied 10/20/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 686 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The foundation of workers’ compensation is the employer-employee relationship. Depending on the injury and the relationship, this can mean an awkward scenario if your favorite employee’s workers compensation claim is being denied. Your employee is coming to you for help, but you ...Read More

Sullivan: September 2016 Case Law Update 09/09/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1491 | 0
The business of insurance In Robles v. The Estate of Vicky Bleazard, dba Bleazard Co., 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 330, the WCAB held that a WCJ erred when it denied an applicant's petition to join deceased employer's estate and the Uninsured Employers Benefit...Read More

Sullivan: August 2016 Case Law Update 08/02/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1574 | 0
Medical treatment  In Bissett-Garcia v. Peace and Joy Center, 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 174, the WCAB held that a defendant's UR decision was timely when the request for treatment initially was sent only to the defense attorney, and that attorney immediatel...Read More
Sams: My Boss, David DePaolo 07/22/2016
By: Jim Sams
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1153 | 0
More than 11 years ago, I answered a job ad for journalists and faced the most intriguing opportunity of my career: Working for a former lawyer who had launched a website and said he wanted to base his business model on doing good journalism. I took that plunge, mostly because I'd bee...Read More

Sullivan: July 2016 Case Law Update 07/08/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1291 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Injury In Simard v. Lowe's Home Centers, 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 214, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board upheld that the WCJ's decision that an employee's psychiatric ...Read More
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