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Langham: Anna Nicole Smith in Work Comp News 11/07/2017
By: David Langham
State: CA | Segment: Top | 599 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
In 2007, Anna Nicole Smith was found dead in a Florida hotel. She was a high-profile Hollywood figure whose life and death were chronicled in the American tabloid tradition. Her overdose made news, as did virtually every other aspect of her personal life — a tabloid feeding frenzy...Read More
 
 

Langham: Fee Cap in West Virginia 10/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 451 | 0
A recent decision of the West Virginia Supreme Court is an interesting contrast to Florida precedent. In April 2016, the Florida Supreme Court concluded in ...Read More
 
 

Luna: A Case for National Standards in State Workers' Compensation 10/13/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1265 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Would you be surprised to know that the definition of “employee” and “contractor” varies from one state to another? Would you be shocked if I told you that more state workers’ compensation agencies operate without a full-time or part-time medical director o...Read More
 
 

Langham: Proving Reasonable Fees in Florida 10/06/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 689 | 0
An interesting, but brief, decision came from the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal in July. The court addressed attorney fees in Clancy Co. v. Smith. This is not a workers' co...Read More
 
 

Langham: Can We Make Ourselves Safe(er)? 09/28/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 317 | 0
There will be disagreements. People are very different from one another. Despite our differences, we are drawn together through socialization, in communities that include towns, schools and workplaces. And, as people are brought together, they have disagreements. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Social Media and Judges 09/22/2017
Source: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 900 | 0
The ABA Journal recently reported that a Texas judge is subject to some s...Read More
 
 
Lynch: Automation Designed to Keep People Safe Can Produce Opposite Result 09/19/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 562 | 0
A ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Florida Makes a Legislative ADA Change 09/07/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 619 | 0
The Florida Legislature revisited the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2017. ...Read More
 
 

Langham: Picking Doctors 08/30/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 575 | 0
I ran into a lawyer recently at a Florida Worker's Compensation office. Our conversation turned to medical care within the Florida system. He described frustration, an issue of trust and a system where the employer's carrier selects virtually all of the physicians. ...Read More
 
 

Luna: Removing Friction From California's Workers' Compensation System 08/22/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1266 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California workers’ compensation system has been buzzing with activity since the passage of AB 1124 in 2015, requiring the administrative director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation to establish a drug formulary as part of the state’s Medical Treatment Utilization Sche...Read More
 
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