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RICO Reaches Workers' Compensation 08/07/2013
By: W. Walker Moss
State: NA | Segment: | 705 | 0
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and former Expos owner Jeffrey Loria. The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. The Gambino crime family. Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Service's Pro Cycling Team. Employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators and authorized treating physici...Read More
Reopening Rights Expanded by Supreme Court 06/28/2013
State: NV | Segment: | 595 | 0
The Nevada Supreme Court published a decision that is favorable for injured workers this month in Williams v. United Parcel Services, 129 Nev. Adv.Op. 41 (6/6/13).  Two years after his back injury...Read More
Response to 'Ghost Town' Perception 05/31/2013
State: FL | Segment: | 569 | 0
On April 27, 2013, a blog was posted on The Legal Examiner. A link to that article is at the end of this post. The author is an attorney. He makes some interesting observations about the St. Petersburg district office of the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims, asserting that “the place is...Read More
Removal of 'Reasonable' Creates a Ghost Town in Work Comp Court 05/06/2013
By: Scott Marshall
State: FL | Segment: | 2534 | 0 | Popular with Legal
When I first began practicing law in the mid-1990s, I was one of many young attorneys, aged 28-35, who had embarked upon a career in workers’ compensation law. In those days, the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims was a very busy place. The St. Petersburg District Office had two judge...Read More
Ruling Supports Random Drug/Alcohol Testing by Employers 03/14/2013
By: Eugene Keefe
State: NA | Segment: | 614 | 0
In EEOC v. United States Steel Corp. (USDC W.D. Pa., Feb. 20, 2012), the facts involved a U.S. Steel facility in Pennsylvania which established a random d...Read More
Retired Jocks Dig for Gold in the California Hills 02/28/2013
State: CA | Segment: | 548 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
We have long noted how the generous benefit structure in California encourages professional athletes to file claims long after their careers are over. These athletes need not play for teams based in California: just playing a few games in the state over the course of their careers opens the door for...Read More
Reform and Regulations a Double-Edged Sword to Fight Fraud 12/17/2012
By: Calif. Professional Association of Specialty Contractors
State: CA | Segment: | 491 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The passage of Senate Bill 863 (de Leon) overhauling California's workers' compensation system is seen by contractors throughout the state as the sharp edge of a double-edged sword to reduce fraud and take a slice out of the construction underground economy. After years of working with state...Read More
Reefer Madness 11/15/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 693 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Last week a majority of Colorado and Washington voters voted to loosen restrictions on marijuana production and use. Currently it is unknown what the federal response will be towards these state efforts. In the last few years in California, pot dispensaries have largely been untouched by federal reg...Read More
Retaliation and the Workers' Comp Act: What Is Protected? 11/06/2012
By: John Holmquist
State: MI | Segment: | 901 | 0
Michigan's Workers' Disability Compensation Act protects workers from a retaliatory discharge for filing a claim or exercising a right afforded by the statute. Courts have interpreted the act as not prohibiting a discharge under this provision where the employer fires an employee for an anti...Read More
Reformists' Secrecy and Departmental Lobbying 08/20/2012
State: CA | Segment: | 658 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Confirming that it is a political entity rather than an unbiased state agency, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) formally announced support of the proposed reform a deal that the department had a strong hand in brokering.In its press release, DIR states, &l...Read More
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