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Gelman: Unpaid Volunteer Firefighter not Entitled to Temporary Benefits 12/15/2017
By: Jon L. Gelman
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 290 | 0
The New Jersey Appellate Division held, in an unreported opinion, that an unpaid and unemployed volunteered firefighter was not entitled to temporary workers’ compensat...Read More
 
 

Gorman: Non-IBR Medical-Legal Disputes Increasing Litigation 12/14/2017
By: Patrick C. Gorman
State: CA | Segment: Top | 290 | 0
You receive an odd-looking petition, titled “Petition for Determination of Non-IBR Medical Legal Dispute,” from the friendly neighborhood workers’ compensation chiropractor, on a case you settled in 2014. ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: Rauner's WC Turnaround Is Happening, and Few Know It 12/13/2017
Source: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 129 | 0
Gov. Bruce Rauner came into Springfield as a veteran and successful business person but a newbie governor. Our newly sworn-in governor had a group of action items he wanted to implement to improve Illinois’ government and overall situation, particularly in the interest of jobs and busi...Read More
 
 

Paduda: Uncomfortable Truths at NWCDC 12/12/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 409 | 0
Frank Pennachio is one of those people every industry really needs. He’s blunt, outspoken, deeply insightful and completely unafraid to challenge established practices. ...Read More
 
 

Mentkowski: Opioid Cases Consolidated Into MDL 12/11/2017
By: Timothy S. Mentkowski
State: NA | Segment: Top | 252 | 0 | Popular with Legal
After considering a motion brought by the plaintiffs in 46 actions pending in nine federal districts across the country, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) entered an order on Tuesday, transferring those actions to the Northern District of Ohio for coordinated or consolidat...Read More
 
 

Young: Shaken and Stirred 12/08/2017
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 591 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Some of the most revered figures in American’s media and entertainment industry have recently been toppled by a wave of sexual harassment allegations. ...Read More
 
 

Luna: Content Out of Context 12/07/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: NA | Segment: Top | 397 | 0
The adoption of evidence-based medicine by state jurisdictions tends to polarize workers’ compensation stakeholders, sometimes for good reason. ...Read More
 
 

Pew: Compassion > Empathy > Sympathy 12/06/2017
By: Mark Pew
State: NA | Segment: Top | 256 | 0
On Nov. 1 at WorkCompCentral's Comp Laude gala in San Diego, I attended a session that reinforced how different "empathy" is from "sympathy." ...Read More
 
 

Keefe: When Is an Accident 'Accidental'? 12/05/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 268 | 0
Is a patrol officer sitting in a car “chilling” acting in the line of duty when randomly struck by another car? ...Read More
 
 

Kamin: Quiet 2017 Session Marks Calm Before Storm 12/04/2017
By: John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 495 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 2017 legislative session may have been a relatively quiet one for Californians seeking workers’ compensation reform, but a closer look at lawmakers’ activity shows that significant changes are likely on the way in the next three years. ...Read More
 
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