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Nuns Sue Boston Archdiocese Over Retirement Funds

BOSTON - (AP) An order of Roman Catholic nuns has sued the Boston Archdiocese and Cardinal Sean O'Malley after years of failed efforts to withdraw from a church-run pension fund. The Daughters of St. Paul have asked the Supreme Judicial Court to order pension plan trustees to provide them. . . ....

Cal. Comp. Cases April Advanced Postings (4/6/2011)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the April 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. County of Los Angeles, PSI, adjusted by Tristar Irvine, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board...

Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (5/5/2011)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the May 2011 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. Robert D. Minton, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, City of San Diego, PSI, Respondents ...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (5/27/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on Contractor Liability, Removal from Labor Force, Negligent and Reckless Hiring, Average Weekly Wage, and Compensable Claim. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

The Great Recession Hurts Those Soon to Retire, Even if They Don’t Lose Their Jobs.

A recent report from the Urban Institute suggests that the effects of the recession will be felt for several decades, especially by those who are now ages 60-65. Even for those fortunate enough to remain employed, individuals nearing retirement will find that their Social Security benefits, pensions...

Larson’s Spotlight: Top 10 Cases for 2011 That You Should Know About

It’s time to look back on the past year’s top cases to help us identify possible national trends. While many of these cases are state decisions, there are far reaching implications to be found in each of them. Here’s our selection for the top 10 workers’ comp cases that you should...

State Net Capitol Journal: Courts Reject Ambitious Pension Reforms

A pair of district courts have ruled that recent public pension reforms in Arizona and New Hampshire boosting the share current workers must contribute toward their retirement are unconstitutional. The courts ruled that both states broke their contracts with public employees because the contracts guarantee...

Sarasota Florida Ranked as Best Place to Retire

Sarasota Florida came out on top of a list of best places to retire that was produced by a national website, with Venice Florida not too far behind. The list by TopRetirements.com was cited in a recent national report by MarketWatch, part of Dow Jones & Co. In Sarasota's favor at the No. 1...

Surprise: Study Shows Oldest Baby Boomers ARE Retiring

Surprise: Contrary to conventional wisdom, a new study seems to show that the first wave of Baby Boomers, born in 1946, isn't shunning retirement. They're retiring, despite expert predictions that they would not. According to the 2011 MetLife Study of Baby Boomers at 65 , nearly half are now...

Williams Mullen: Retirement Plans’ Fiduciaries Are Found Liable to Plans for $36.9 Million: Tussey v. ABB, Inc.

BY: MARK S. THOMAS & ROBERT W. SHAW In Tussey v. ABB, Inc. , No. 2:06-cv-04305 (Western District of Missouri, March 31, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], a class action case brought by present and former employees of ABB, Inc., the U. S. District Court for the Western...

Plan for Retirement Even as You Start Your Legal Career

As lawyers reach their 60s, many start to plan for retirement. But consider a recent USA Today headline: "Seniors Decide Retirement Doesn't Suit Them, Keep Working." On that point, you may have read of the recent retirement from private practice of 90-year-old Arlin M. Adams, a former judge...

State Net Capitol Journal: Helping Workers Help Themselves

When Dr. Dena Davidson graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 1995, her expectations were pretty reasonable. "I knew being an optometrist was not going to make me rich," she says. "But I felt I would be fairly comfortable." To her, that meant...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Worker Awarded Additional Benefits When Retirement Not Voluntary

Larson's Spotlight on Retirement, Tort Action Against Carrier, Toxic Tort and Exclusive Remedy, and Snake Bite. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list...

Dont Count on an Inheritance as Half of Americans Die Broke

If you want the best retirement outcome possible, get rich. If that fails, consider getting married, staying married-and doing your best to die before your spouse does. That last is not entirely serious, but the general take-away is that being married pays off in retirement. For example, remember...

State Net Capitol Journal: Snyder Says MI Will Appeal Retiree Health Ruling

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said his administration intends to appeal a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling [ AFT Mich. v. State , 2012 Mich. App. LEXIS 1632 (Mich. Ct. App. Aug. 16, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]] that declared unconstitutional a 2010 law requiring school...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Uninsured Employers’ Fund and Insolvency of Employee Leasing Company’s Workers’ Comp Carrier

Larson's Spotlight on Uninsured Employers' Fund, Voluntary Withdrawal From Labor Market, Bad Faith, and Going and Coming. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled...

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: No Offset Against Workers’ Comp Benefits Allowed for Unemployment Benefits

Larson's Spotlight on Offset, Retirement, Independent Contractor, and Choice of Law/Forum. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list below. ...

Nearly Half Immigration Judges Eligible to Retire

"The nation's already backlogged immigration courts might soon be thrown into more havoc as roughly half of their 220 judges will be eligible for retirement next year. The Executive Office for Immigration Review, which oversees the nation's 59 immigration courts, says the court already...

State Net Capitol Journal – August 4, 2014; States Backing IRA-Style Plans For Workers Without Retirement Accounts

Budget & Taxes STATES BACKING IRA-STYLE PLANS FOR WORKERS WITHOUT RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS: Inspired by his Aunt Francisca — who spent much of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people whose retirements were well-provided for but who had only Social Security to count on herself — California...

Utilization Review Addresses Medical Necessity, Not Manner of Payment: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (8/26/2015)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the September 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Murphy v. WCAB , lexis.com ,...

Virginia: Injury That Occurred Two Weeks After Notice of Retirement Qualifies Employee for Temporary Total Disability Benefits

Where a long-time employee notified his employer that he would be retiring in one month and, two weeks prior to retirement, he tripped and fell in a work-related accident, received medical treatment in a worksite clinic and was placed on restricted duty for the remainder of the month, he was entitled...

Kansas: Comp Benefits Offset By Social Security Benefits in All Cases

Reversing a decision by the state’s Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Kansas held that under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured worker’s compensation must be reduced by any social security retirement benefits simultaneously received by that worker; that rule...

California Workers’ Compensation Case Roundup (3/31/2016)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 3 March 2016 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 © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights...

Ohio: Worker Not Entitled to TTD Compensation Where His Loss of Income Was Due to Voluntary Retirement

Denial of an injured worker’s application for TTD compensation was appropriate where the Commission determined that the worker’s loss of income was due to his voluntary abandonment of his employment in 2012 due to reasons unrelated to a 2009 industrial injury to his knee. While the worker...

Iowa: Employer’s 401k Contributions Not Included in Average Weekly Wage Computation

The employer’s matching contributions to an employee’s 401k plan are not weekly earnings for purposes of calculating the employee’s workers’ compensation benefits, held an Iowa appellate court, affirming a decision by a state district court on that issue. The appellate court acknowledged...