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MD: Proposed Changes to COMAR 14.09.01.19

Baltimore, MD (CompNewsNetwork) - The Commission will hold a public hearing on June 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. to receive comments regarding the proposed changes to COMAR 14.09.01.19 Agreements for Final Compromise and Settlement at 10 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD. The purpose of COMAR 14.09.01...

D.C.: Court Grants Preliminary Approval of $72.5M Settlement in Class Action Against The Hartford

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On June 7, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut granted preliminary approval of a $72.5 million dollar settlement between The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and a class of more that 21,000 members who had previously settled personal injury and workers'...

CA: Order Approving C&R Settlement Constituted Prior Award for Purposes of Apportionment

Juan Antonio Perez Garcia (Juan Antonio Perez) v. Tapia Brothers Permanent Disability--Apportionment--Compromise and Release Agreement as Prior Award--WCAB rescinded WCJ's finding that applicant's 5/3/2004 injuries to neck, left shoulder and left knee resulted in 46 percent permanent disability...

NY: Hearing Held on Proposed Settlement in WTC Litigation

NEW YORK , NY - Parties to the settlement reached among the WTC Captive Insurance Company (the "WTC Captive"), the City of New York , the contractors the City hired, their subcontractors, and attorneys for over 10,000 plaintiffs alleging injuries from the WTC site operations addressed Judge...

MT: WCC Defines "Paid in Full" for Purposes of Retroactive Application of Judicial Decisions

HELENA, MT - The Montana Workers' Compensation Court requested briefing on the definition of “paid in full” as used in the definition of a settled workers’ compensation claim for purposes of determining the retroactive application of workers’ compensation judicial decisions...

IL: Ex-Bear Football Player Wins Record Settlement for Workers' Comp Claim

IL - The Chicago Tribune reports that former Bears tight end Gabe Reid was awarded $325,000 in state workers' compensation benefits for a right knee injury, making it the largest settlement ever for a pro athlete in Illinois.

Delaware IAB Enforces MSA Commutation Where Surgery Is Proposed After the Fact...and a Cupcake

Today's post is a pretty dry discussion by Sassy Cassy standards. I stumbled across a recent Motion Day ruling that presents a potentially novel issue and has a little something to offer on the topic of enforceability of settlements. That and the whole spectrum of issues presented by commuting medicals...

Delaware IAB Enforces MSA Commutation Where Surgery Is Proposed After the Fact...and a Cupcake

Today's post is a pretty dry discussion by Sassy Cassy standards. I stumbled across a recent Motion Day ruling that presents a potentially novel issue and has a little something to offer on the topic of enforceability of settlements. That and the whole spectrum of issues presented by commuting medicals...