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CA: Los Angeles Port Truckers Win Court Victory in Driver Misclassification Suit
Posted on 3 Oct 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LOS ANGELES, CA - Trucking companies in the Port of Los Angeles recently won a court victory against California Attorney General Jerry Brown, who sought to prevent trucking companies from using independent contractor drivers. A Los Angeles Superior Court... Read More

TN: Legislature Considers Proposal to Delay Controversial Workers' Comp Insurance Law Until 2011
Posted on 13 Jan 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NASHVILLE, TN - The state legislature is considering a proposal to delay the controversial law requiring all contractors to carry workers' compensation, until Feb. 28, 2011. Source: The Tennessean Read More

Whistleblower Protection Change Loses in North Dakota Senate
Posted on 19 Feb 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BISMARCK, ND - A proposal to beef up North Dakota's whistleblower protection law for state workers has failed in the North Dakota Senate. Source: AP To read the full article, click here . Read More

Study Shows Drop in Calif.'s Workers' Comp Spending Slows Growth in National Spending in 2007
Posted on 27 Aug 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON , DC — workers' compensation payments for medical care and cash benefits for workers injured on the job increased 2.0 percent to $55.4 billion in 2007, according to a study released by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI... Read More

CA: WCAB Allows Injured Worker to Schedule Panel QME Beyond 60-Day Limit
Posted on 10 Jul 2010 by Robin E. Kobayashi

Craig Singer (Deceased), Charlotte Singer (Applicant ) v. County of Fresno, PSI Medical-Legal Procedure--Panel Qualified Medical Evaluators--WCAB affirmed WCJ's finding that applicant with cumulative injury during period 1/1/89 through 2/25/2008... Read More

LA: Court of Appeal Upholds $262M Judgment in PPO Case
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld the $262 million judgment against First Health Group Corporation. Key findings include: The Preferred Provider Organization Act does not set out a prescriptive period for bringing an action... Read More

RIMS Executive Says He's in Favor of a National Workers' Compensation System
Posted on 18 Aug 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ORLANDO, FL - The National Underwriter reports that Terry Fleming, the vice president of Risk and Insurance Management Society, spoke at the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute conference yesterday, arguing in favor of a national workers'... Read More

Oklahoma Voters to Decide if Workers' Comp Judges Need Confirmation by Senate
Posted on 20 May 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The Senate passed House Joint Resolution 1041 by a 26-22 vote, which means the measure will be placed on the 2010 ballot. Source: The Oklahoman To read the full article, click here . Read More

NY: Hearing Held on Proposed Settlement in WTC Litigation
Posted on 23 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NEW YORK , NY - Parties to the settlement reached among the WTC Captive Insurance Company (the "WTC Captive"), the City of New York , the contractors the City hired, their subcontractors, and attorneys for over 10,000 plaintiffs alleging injuries... Read More

Arkansas Governor Signs Trauma System Bill
Posted on 17 Mar 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Mike Beebe joined a crowded room, filled with leaders from the Arkansas House and Senate, medical professionals, and excited citizens to sign Senate Bill 315 into law. The bill lays the groundwork for establishing a statewide... Read More

OH: Federal Judge Rejects Bengals Attempt to Block Players From Filing Suits in California
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OHIO - The New York Times reports that a federal judge in Ohio has rejected the Cincinnati Bengals attempt to prevent several of their former players from pursuing workers' compensation claims in the State of California. Read More

NY, NJ, MT: Attorney Generals Threaten to Sue FedEx for Misclassification of Drivers
Posted on 21 Oct 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ALBANY, NY - The Times Union reports that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has threatened to sue FedEx Ground Package System unless it stops misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors. HELENA, MT - The Missoulian reports that Attorney General... Read More

IN: Lawmakers Compromise on Unemployment, Worker Misclassification Measures
Posted on 14 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - As reported by the South Bend Tribune , Indiana lawmakers broke a stalemate on Friday to delay for one year an increase in premiums businesses pay for unemployment insurance. The compromise also impacts a provision to crack down on... Read More

Montana Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Post-Retirement Workers' Comp Benefits Case
Posted on 12 Jun 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

HELENA, MT - The Montana Supreme Court heard oral arguments on June 10, 2009, in the case of Satterlee v. Lumberman's Mutual Casualty Company . At issue is whether permanently disabled workers may receive workers' compensation benefits after they... Read More

California Court Tolls Statute of Limitations When Employer Failed to Post Required Workers' Comp Notices
Posted on 4 Nov 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CALIFORNIA - In an unpublished decision, the California Court of Appeal tolled the statute of limitations on an injured worker's claim for workers' compensation benefits when her employer failed to post the required notices advising its employees... Read More