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Young: Top 10 Workers' Comp Topics, First Half 2017 (Part 1) 07/12/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1214 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Months race by, so now it is time to take stock of California workers’ comp after the 2017 half-way mark. What stands out? ...Read More

Keefe: Ready for Even Higher Taxes Next Year and for Years to Come? 07/11/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 658 | 0
Last week, the Illinois General Assembly, led by House Speaker Michael Madigan, raised our state income tax to 4.95% to raise about $5 billion in new money from you, me and business. ...Read More

Sams: Familiar Pattern Emerging in Fraud/CT Claim Connection 07/10/2017
By: Jim Sams
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1128 | 0
It took California policymakers more than a decade to crack down on spinal fusion surgeries, which makes me think that WorkCompCentral is going to be writing about post-termination cumulative trauma claims for a very long time. ...Read More

Langham: Protecting Privacy in Florida 07/07/2017
Source: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 871 | 0
Two Florida WorkCompCentral stories recently caught my eye. In Under Settlement, Telemedicine Doc to Stop Treating Injured Workers, the recruiting of patients was described. A...Read More

Keefe: Gov't Will Continue to Financially Struggle for Decades to Come 07/06/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 710 | 0
Watching the mess that has gone on and continues in Springfield, one has to wonder if there is any chance it is ever going to calm down and fly along traditional lines of state government. ...Read More

Wickert: 10 Subrogation Mistakes Insurance Companies Keep Making, Part 1 07/03/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1122 | 0
This year is the 21st anniversary of the romantic comedy "Jerry Maguire." Its director, Cameron Crowe, just published the entire 5,000-word mission statement he wrote for his crisis-hit sports agent played by Tom Cruise. ...Read More

Wickert: 10 Subrogation Mistakes Insurance Companies Keep Making, Part 2 07/05/2017
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: NA | Segment: Top | 990 | 0
On Monday, I discussed five of 10 subrogation mistakes we routinely see among insurance...Read More

Young: What Will Hikida Case Mean for State? 06/30/2017
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1896 | 1 | Popular with Legal
Legal battles over apportionment are one of the staples of workers’ comp disputes. And certain cases are important enough and sufficiently well known to make it into the California workers’ comp pantheon. ...Read More
Grinberg: Yoga Said to Be as Effective as PT vs. Back Pain 06/29/2017
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: NA | Segment: Top | 730 | 0
Back in the ol’ law school days, your humble blogger heard the claim that yoga should be barred from public schools on the grounds that it was a form of Hindu worship, and the separation of church and state would mandate a separation of yoga and public school. Whatever the merits of...Read More

Biery: A Brave New World or Return to Sanity? 06/28/2017
By: Shawn Biery
State: IL | Segment: Top | 733 | 0
We have seen multitudes of cases in which temporary total disability is being paid even after termination for cause based upon the holding that indicated generally that the Appellate Court would not consider the actual details of the cause. ...Read More
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