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July 2012 Case Law Update 07/10/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 669 | 0
The following is a summary of important updates to California workers' compensation law.JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATIONIn Booker v. Cincinnati Bengals, 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 113 and 2012 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 114, the WCAB concluded that California did not hav...Read More
 
 
Judges Shown Politics Controls Judiciary 10/20/2011
State: FL | Segment: | 273 | 0
In most states the workers' compensation adjudication system begins with an administrative process and the judges are administrative law judges that have limited judicial powers and are bound by judicial canons of ethics and conduct.In most states ALJs are hired by the state agency a...Read More
 
 
June 2011 Case Law Update 06/06/2011
State: CA | Segment: | 408 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael SullivanSullivan & AssociatesThe following is a summary of important updates to California workers' compensation law.JURISDICTION AND SUBROGATIONIn Brown v. Desert Christian Center (2011) 193 Cal. App. 4th 733, the 5th District Court of Appeal h...Read More
 
 
John T. Dibble's Sympathetic Ear 02/07/2011
State: IL | Segment: | 254 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanJohn T. Dibble is an arbitrator in Illinois. He was very active in the cases for carpal tunnel syndrome filed by 230 guards at the Menard Correctional Center. The guards alleged that their injuries were due primarily to the constant turning of keys in antiquated and rathe...Read More
 
 
Jerry Brown's Workers' Compensation Record 11/15/2010
State: CA | Segment: | 176 | 0
By Julius YoungBoxer & GersonThe Meg Whitman campaign ended Nov. 2, a spectacular failure.So Jerry Brown will soon be forming a gubernatorial team. At the victory celebration election night at Oakland's Fox Theater, a handful of prominent players in California w...Read More
 
 
Justice for New York Trusts: Too Little, Too Late? 05/04/2010
State: NY | Segment: | 192 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanLynch Ryan & AssociatesWe have been following the implosion of self insurance groups (SIGs) in New York. Back in June 2008, SIGs operated by Compensation Risk Management (CRM) collapsed. CRM had grown their business by offering comp coverage at very low rates. F...Read More
 
 
Judges Gone Wild! 02/23/2010
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: | 144 | 0
By Eugene KeefeWe try to tell our readers the problems with Illinois’ workers’ compensation system is a byproduct of the overall bias in the courts in dealing with the personal injury system. We like to call the workers’ comp system the “red-headed step-child&rdqu...Read More
 
 
JCC Can Deny Fee Petition that 'Shocks Judicial Conscience' 02/03/2010
By: Michael Rabinowitz
State: FL | Segment: | 217 | 0
By Michael RabinowitzDuring the Christmas holiday week, I missed an attorney fee ruling where the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal handed down harsh language regarding “excessive and unconscionable” claimant attorney fees. In particular, the concurring opinion of Chief Ju...Read More
 
 
Joint and Several Bust 12/23/2009
State: NA | Segment: | 386 | 0
By Jon CoppelmanBack in June we blogged the failure of several self-insurance groups (SIGs) in New York, all run by Compensation Risk Managers (CRM). There was bad news all around: participants in CRM SIGs were suddenly without coverage; and participants in other (non-CRM) SIGs were hit ...Read More
 
 
JCCs Have Discretion to Overturn Settlement Agreements 09/30/2008
State: FL | Segment: | 214 | 0
By David McCranieIn <i>Sanders v. City of Orlando</i>, decided on Sept. 25, the Florida Supreme Court has held 5-2 that the judges of compensation claims do have jurisdiction to vacate or set aside lump-sum settlement agreements which had previously been entered into pursuant...Read More
 
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