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LA: Lawmakers Shelve Bill to Restrict Filing of Workers' Comp Benefits in Other States

BATON ROUGE, LA - H.B. 1097, which would have restricted workers' compensation benefits for New Orleans Saints football players, and which was later amended to include all workers, and not just professional athletes, to prevent them from filing for workers' comp benefits in other states, was...

DC: Court Says Injured Ex-NHL Hockey Player Can Bring Claim Under Workers’ Comp Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The District of Columbia Court of Appeals upheld an award of District of Columbia workers’ compensation benefits to a former minor league player in the Washington Capitals’ hockey organization, Jamie Huscroft (No. 08-AA-1476) . The outcome of the case enables minor league...

NFL’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement Allows Players to File Workers’ Comp Claims in Other States

The new collective bargaining agreement that has been approved by the National Football League owners and the National Football League Players Association includes a provision that a player can file worker's compensation claims in states besides the state in which his team is based. Read more at...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/6/2011) – New Orleans Attorney Cheated His Professional Athlete Clients

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud...

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter (10/6/2011) – New Orleans Attorney Cheated His Professional Athlete Clients

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations. Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter...

California WCAB May Lack Jurisdiction Where Out-of-State Football Player Plays a Single Game in California

The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has recently issued two noteworthy panel decisions related to the WCAB’s subject matter jurisdiction in which the professional football player claimed cumulative trauma but played only a single football game in California. In Vaughn...

California WCAB May Lack Jurisdiction Where Out-of-State Football Player Plays a Single Game in California

The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has recently issued two noteworthy panel decisions related to the WCAB’s subject matter jurisdiction in which the professional football player claimed cumulative trauma but played only a single football game in California. In Vaughn Booker...

Three Professional Athlete Jurisdiction Decisions: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (10/18/2013)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the October 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Milwaukee Bucks, Federal Insurance...

California: Appellate Court Rules Minimum Contacts w/CA Not Sufficient for WC Benefits

The 2nd District Court of Appeal has issued a ruling reversing a finding by the W.C.A.B. that a professional athlete who played 1 of 34 games in California in her final year of playing professional sports was eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In Federal Insurance Co (Chubb) v W.C.A.B...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (1/4/2014)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 12 December 2013 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 2013 LexisNexis. All rights...

Injury Occurring After Termination Covered by Comp: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/10/2014)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the January 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Charter Communications, Inc., New...

California: Top 25 Noteworthy Panel Decisions (July–December 2014)

LexisNexis has picked the top “noteworthy” panel decisions issued by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board during the period July through December 2014. You’ll find many helpful cases in this list, including a recent decision on reasonable attorney’s fees ,...

Defendant Entitled to Credit for Applicant’s $5M Third-Party Settlement in Plumbing Explosion: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/21/2015)

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the January 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Jeffrey White , Petitioner v....

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 ,...

Settlement Not Binding When CMS Never Approved Medicare Set-Aside: Cal. Comp. Cases October Advanced Postings (9/24/2015)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the October 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. Calvin Collins, Petitioner v...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (10/28/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 10 October 2015 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 2015 LexisNexis. All rights...

Hockey Player’s Claim Barred When Filed One Day After Labor Code 3600.5 Amendments Became Operative: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (11/24/2015)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the December 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. Matthew Walker, Petitioner v....

Defendant Hired Applicant in His Capacity as Homeowner and Not as Part of His Rental Property Business: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (12/29/2015)

Here are the latest advanced postings for the January 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Abel Reyes-Garcia, Petitioner v. Workers'...

Split Panel Finds Pro Baseball Player’s Cumulative Injury Claim Barred by Statute of Limitations: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/6/2016)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the June 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Leo Estrella, Petitioner v. Workers'...