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Paduda: Implications Abound in Mitchell's Coventry Acquisition 08/05/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 826 | 0
The implications of Mitchell’s acquisition of Coventry’s workers’ comp business are broad, from insight into the futu...Read More
Mussack: Keep It Simple When Rating Heart Conditions With AMA Guides 08/04/2020
By: Tim Mussack
State: CA | Segment: Top | 428 | 0
With more and more applicants pleading internal issues, it’s important for defendants to understand how to properly rate impairment under the AMA Guides. That starts with understanding AMA Guides Chapters 3 and 4, which address the cardiovascular system and disorders of the heart. T...Read More

Duff: Report Recommends OSHA Private Right of Action 08/03/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 464 | 0
Departing sharply from notions of “liability immunity,” member scholars at the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) — including yours truly — have offered in a new report ...Read More

Castillo: Remember Their Faces 07/31/2020
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 428 | 0
With the rebuttable presumption enacted by Gov. Gavin Newsom having expired on July 5, millions of essential workers are counting on the state Legislature to act quickly to pass new protections as COVID-19 cases spike across California. ...Read More

Moore: Use the 3-3-3 Rule for Efficiency 07/30/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 342 | 0
The 3-3-3 Rule was invented by me in 1997 to help workers' comp adjuster communications become more efficient and effective. The rule still applies — even more today in the age of social media.  ...Read More

Grinberg: COVID Presumption Inching Forward 07/29/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 329 | 0
The state Assembly Insurance Committee was scheduled today to hear testimony regarding SB 1159, the proposed legislation codifying Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 presumption executive order. Apparently, this has now been postponed until Aug. 11. However, all signs poi...Read More

Langham: Ixnay on the Ausationcay? 07/28/2020
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 286 | 0
The Florida 1st District Court recently affirmed the trial judge in Premier Community Healthcare Group v. Rivera. The court's conclusions are not specified, as the majority decision is ...Read More

Geaney: Court Upholds Right of Employer to Pursue Subrogation 07/27/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 391 | 0
One of the most significant cases for employers in many years is N.J. Transit Corp. v. Sanchez. This decision ...Read More

Grinberg: The Shrinking Limits of Telemedicine 07/24/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 439 | 0
Odds are pretty good that you’re getting at least some reports reflecting primary treating physician visits through telemedicine. Sometimes it’s a phone conversation. Sometimes it’s a videoconference. ...Read More

Duff: Are Liability Immunity and Personal Security Irreconcilable Ideas? 07/23/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 306 | 0
I wrote in general terms back on June 10 about the “liability shield” that will probably be front and center in the debate over the next COVID-19 relief bill. Everyone is pretty clear about the immunity provisions it will contain. ...Read More
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