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California: Independent Medical Review – Which One Applies To What?

There is much confusion over the two Independent Medical Reviews in the California workers’ compensation system: MPN-IMR and UR-IMR. Attorneys should beware of mixing apples and oranges when it comes to these two separate and distinct processes. This article hopefully will clarify the issues and...

North Carolina: Situs of Employment Contract Not Changed by Modification in Another State

In a divided decision, the Supreme Court of North Carolina, quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , § 143.03[4], held that once an employment contract has been made—in this case, in South Carolina—the contract’s situs is not changed merely because the contract...

Vermont: Claimant’s Second Cervical Spine Claim Was Timely—Not Modification of Original Claim

The Supreme Court of Vermont held that a workers' compensation award of PPD benefits, based on damage to the C4-6 levels of claimant's cervical spine, did not preclude a subsequent award of PPD benefits, more than six years later, for damage to the C3-4 levels of claimant's spine that arose...