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Officer, Employee or Tools: The Role of Administrative Law Judges
Posted on 27 Jul 2018 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Stephen C. Embry, Esq., Embry and Neusner The Supreme Court on June 21, 2018 rendered a decision in Lucia et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, __ U.S. __, 2018 U.S. LEXIS 3836 , No. 17-130, which may have significant impact on the role that... Read More

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Trends for 2016
Posted on 16 Nov 2016 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By Richard B. Rubenstein, Esq. Assembly Bill 3401, signed into law on November 14, 2016, mandates that workers’ compensation carriers and third-party administrators adopt a method for processing electronic bills for medical treatment rendered... Read More

California: Judges and Jurisdiction - Where to Draw the Line
Posted on 25 Apr 2014 by Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter

The primary purpose of the newly created Independent Medical Review (IMR) process is to review medical treatment (MT) disputes and issue determinations. SB863 added LC §4610.6 (i) to the Labor Code, which states in pertinent part, “In no event... Read More

How to Utilize a Medical Expert and Effectively Present Causation Opinions
Posted on 17 Feb 2017 by Stuart D. Colburn

The seminal causation paper will never be written. This fact provides the author at least some comfort as this paper briefly wades into the agenda-driven minefield of causation in a workers’ compensation claim. Causation, like beauty, is often... Read More

Colorado: Employer and Carrier Need Not Disclose If They Made Gifts to State Comp Judges
Posted on 20 Mar 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A workers’ compensation claimant may not require a workers’ compensation insurer or counsel for the insured employer to respond to a discovery request that they disclose any gifts “of monetary value” to anyone working for the various... Read More

OK: Governor Signs Bills Impacting Workers’ Comp Court, Benefits
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Governor Brad Henry signed HB2652, a bill that requires Senate confirmation of his nominees to the Workers' Compensation Court, and that reduces the number of judges from 10 to 8, with 5 judges assigned to Oklahoma City and 3 to... Read More

OK: Senate Panel Approves Bill for Appellate Judges to Carry Weapons in Courtrooms
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Tulsa World reports that the Senate Rules Committee has passed House Bill 3354, which would allow people who have handgun licenses to openly carry those weapons and also allow judges in the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Court of Civil Appeals... Read More