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Vexatious Litigants and Disqualifying Judges 02/05/2016
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 549 | 0
WorkCompCentral reported recently that Arizona has introduced a bill to reform or reshape some aspects of its workers' compensation statute.  ...Read More
Viewing Alternatives to WC From Helpful Historical v. Impeding Ideological Perspectives 01/06/2016
By: Daryl Davis
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1222 | 0
As legal alternatives to workers’ compensation grow in number and popularity, employers will save money and employees will—in aggregate—receive better care.1 As this market grows, my income will also grow. ...Read More
Voc-Rehab may have Forever Changed for the Worse 11/27/2012
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 1496 | 0
We recommend all business observers take a long hard look before you make the decision to appeal workers' compensation cases past the Circuit Court level in this state. We are letting our clients know the math on getting a solid defense ruling or even a dissent from an Illinois workers' comp...Read More
Valdez and MPNs 06/15/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 938 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Court of Appeals decision in Valdez got me thinking further about medical provider networks.If reports from non-MPN doctors are admissible, will this just accelerate efforts by some attorneys and defendants to "treat on a lien", accelerating the lien problem that plagues California&#...Read More
Verizon to Pay $20 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Suit 08/19/2011
State: NA | Segment: | 888 | 0
Telecommunications giant Verizon Communications announced that it will pay $20 million and provide significant equitable relief to resolve a nationwide class disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The suit, filed against 24 nam...Read More
Virginia's No-Brainer 04/15/2011
State: VA | Segment: | 635 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesWe have long puzzled over a peculiar and cruel stipulation in Virginia's workers comp statute that denies coverage to workers with brain injuries, where the injury had no witnesses and the injured could not testify on their own behalf....Read More
Virginia Comp: Bad Law, Devastating Results 09/27/2010
State: VA | Segment: | 546 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesLast year the Insider blogged the unfortunate fate of Arthur Pierce, who died in a work-related accident, but whose claim was denied due to a glitch in the Virginia comp statute. Fearing a rash of bogus claims by workers faking severe brai...Read More
Voluntary Withdrawal from the Labor Market 09/15/2010
State: NY | Segment: | 1105 | 0
By Michael T. BernsOne issue that has remained a major source of controversy is that of voluntary withdrawal from the labor market. Five of the 26 Full Board Reviews published by the New York Stte Workers' Compensation Board this year deal with this issue as did nine decisions issued...Read More
Voc-Rehab/Return-to-Work Issues 03/10/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 590 | 0
Assembly Bill 48, which created the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) under the aegis of the Department of of Consumer Affairs, was signed into law by Gov. Schwarzenegger and became effective Jan. 1. BPPE replaces the old Bureau for Private Postsecondary Vocational Educati...Read More
Voc-Rehab/Return-to-Work Issues 02/09/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 888 | 0
By Allan Leno<b>Reminders</b>Assembly Bill 48, which created the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) under the aegis of the Dept. of Consumer Affairs, was signed into law by Gov. Schwarzenegger and became effective 1/1/2010. BPPE replaces the old Bure...Read More
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