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Castillo: Profits Before People 07/08/2020
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 335 | 0
The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released its 2019 California Workers' Compensation Losses and Expenses report last week ...Read More

Weinmann: DWC Not Prepared to Honor QME Fee Schedule Stakeholder Agreement 07/07/2020
By: Robert Weinmann
State: CA | Segment: Top | 420 | 0
In general, it appears that after three months of negotiations, the California Division of Workers' Compensation has decided to go its own way and ignore whichever parts of the stakeholder agreement it chooses. ...Read More

Moore: Large-Deductible Workers' Comp Policies: Paying 50% of Expenses? 07/06/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 261 | 0
We often perform workers' comp policy reviews as part of our premium reduction consultant services. Large-deductible workers' comp policies usually have a deductible amount ranging from $100,000 (the minimum) to $5 million.    ...Read More

Duff: State Supreme Court Rules Air Ambulance Rates Regulable 07/02/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: TX | Segment: Top | 482 | 0
Contrary to all prior federal circuit courts that have decided the question, the Texas Supreme Court, in Texas Mut. Ins. Co. v. PHI Air Medical LLC, has decided that the Airline Deregulation...Read More

Grinberg: AOE/COE: Who Bears the Burden? 07/01/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 458 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
In 2020 so far, we’ve tackled fires, almost-war with Iran, plague, murder hornets, volcanos and just about everything else; fill in the blank for yourself.  ...Read More

Paduda: Work Comp Payers and Service Companies Weigh In on COVID's Impact 06/30/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 312 | 0
If you really want to know what COVID is doing to workers’ comp, you have to hear from those on the front lines. ...Read More

Paduda: Masks and IWP Get Hammered 06/29/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 392 | 0
Who knew masks could be so dangerous? Joe Padu...Read More
Friedman: Telephonic Testimony at the WCAB — Pros and Cons 06/26/2020
By: Heywood G. Friedman
State: NA | Segment: Top | 512 | 0
The COVID-19 Pandemic is necessitating significant changes to the procedures for adjudicating California workers' compensation claims. The impracticality of “social distancing” in a courtroom setting has required applicants and employers to use technology such as telephonic attorn...Read More

Duff: Workers Win Preliminary Injunction on Public Nuisance Theory 06/25/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: CA | Segment: Top | 336 | 0
All the stars aligned for a worker-filed a public nuisance suit — at least, chapter one of the suit — the most important of which were probably that the case was b...Read More

Langham: Personal Attacks Unbecoming 06/24/2020
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 287 | 0
I recently read some interesting pleadings. These included verbiage that was harsh and untoward; it was not a display of professional behavior. ...Read More
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