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California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (7/3/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 6 June 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE...

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Louisiana: Worker’s Indemnity Reduced by 50 Percent for Failure to Follow Rehabilitation Order

An injured worker’s unwillingness to participate in an adult education program in order to obtain his GED as part of an approved vocational rehabilitation program justified reducing the worker’s weekly indemnity benefits by 50 percent, held...

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Alabama: Settlement Agreement Signed by Parties, But Not Approved by Trial Court, Dies Along With Claimant

Under the provisions of by Ala. Code § 25-5-56, the trial court must approve any agreement compromising an injured worker’s benefits in order to be enforceable. Under that rule, an Alabama appellate court affirmed a finding that a settlement...

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New Mexico: Medical Marijuana Constituted Reasonable and Necessary Medical Care

In its third decision on the issue of requiring an employer and/or insurer to reimburse the injured worker for the cost of medical marijuana provided to an injured worker under New Mexico’s “Compassionate Use Act,” a state appellate...

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Mississippi: Managing Partner’s Failure to Secure Coverage Could Not Be Construed as Election to Be Exempt From Comp Act

Following the pattern of a number of states, Mississippi allows sole proprietors, partners in a partnership, or owners of 15 percent or more of a corporation to elect to be exempt from the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act if the partner,...

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News Excerpts From The July 15, 2015, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

BIA Will Solicit Amicus Briefs | On June 19, 2015, the Executive Office for Immigration Review announced that the Board of Immigration Appeals has launched a one-year pilot program to solicit amicus briefs from interested parties. The Board will post...