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TX: DWC Request Comments On Case Managers' Certification Standards

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting public comment on proposed new 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §137.5 regarding Case Management. The proposal was published in the September 17, 2010 issue of the Texas...

Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management Part 7: Case Management

Rebecca Kelder Myers and Eric E. Bensen , authors of the LexisNexis® title Bensen & Myers on Litigation Management, recently visited the LexisNexis offices in New York City for a conversation about just some of the topics they explore in their new work. Myers, an attorney with Paul Hastings...

What are the Best Practices for Assigning Tasks to Various Levels of Attorneys?

When assigning tasks to various levels of attorneys, there are two factors to consider. If you're strictly talking about budgeting, it's actually easier to use an average billing rate for the firm, only because it makes the budgeting simpler. Firms can generally provide that or give you ...

Texas Case Management

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier shall evaluate a compensable injury in which...

Texas Case Management

By Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford The preamble to New Rule 137.5 is causing a controversy and perhaps a significant increase in costs to employers and carriers. Tex. Lab. Code Sec. 413.021(a) , states: "The insurance carrier shall evaluate a compensable injury in which...

William A. Ruskin: Lone Pine Order Ends 'No Causation' Hydrofracking Case

By William A. Ruskin A Lone Pine Order is an innovative judicial case management tool that requires toxic tort plaintiffs to produce credible expert evidence to support their theory of causation (or another key component of plaintiffs' claim) prior to the commencement of pre-trial discovery...

William A. Ruskin: Lone Pine's Impact On Pharma Products Litigation

By William A. Ruskin We have written previously about the increasing acceptance by courts to entertain the use of Lone Pine orders as a case management tool. For example, in the Happyland Social Club Fire Litigation, which involved 87 wrongful death claims, the Bronx Supreme Court's entry in 1992...