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Payment of Interest on Attorney Fees in California

The California Second Appellate District has opened the door for applicant’s attorneys to receive statutory interest on fee awards for depositions and other WCAB attorney fee awards. In the matter of Koszdin v. State Compensation Insurance Fund , filed July 6, 2010, the Court of Appeal determined...

The War Eagle Post: Board Issues First Ruling In the "First State Orthopedics Class Action" -- And a Large Fine!!

Well I am back from Auburn University Camp War Eagle and, having made the maiden voyage with my new device, all I can say is nothing but the love of God will separate me from my Ipad2. After years of being a communication dinosaur and having done without laptop, Blackberry, IPhone and whatever else technology...

MO: SIF Owes Interest on Medical Bills After an Award

If the Second Injury Fund must pay medical bills because an employer lacks insurance, when is the claimant allowed interest when the bills are not paid promptly? Eason v Adams Towing Inc. , DOLIR 7-19-11, is a Commission case of first impression to indicate when payments are "due" to trigger...

South Carolina: Guaranty Association Ordered to Pay Penalties and Interests Where It Failed to Pay Claim in Timely Fashion

The Supreme Court of South Carolina recently held in relevant part that with regard to the handling of claims related to insolvent workers’ compensation carriers, the "covered claim" limitation applies only in the context of claims deriving from insolvent carrier's policies; when...

Defendant Gets to Select Interpreters for Depositions It Notices: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/9/2014)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for August 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Flavio Solano, Petitioner v. Workers'...

Colorado: In Spite of Credit Allowed Employer Related to Out-of-State Death Benefits Paid, Interest Was Owed on Balance of Benefits Due

Where a worker was killed in a work-related accident on the second day after he assumed a new position in Colorado—he had previously worked for the employer in Mississippi—and his survivors were paid death benefits under the Mississippi Act for 148 weeks, after which the employer began to...