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NH: Governor Signs HB 1371

Concord, NH (CompNewsNetwork) - Governor Lynch has signed House Bill HB 1371, which will be effective January 1, 2011. This bill adds language to RSA 281-A:38, II, the Independent Medical Examination section. Specifically, the claimant will have the right to have a witness present during the examination...

California: Trial Practice and Procedure Post SB 863

At the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association 2013 Winter Conference, a panel led by the Honorable Anne Horelly, defense attorney Sharon Renzi and applicant’s attorney John Reff presented practical and procedural insights for litigating a case in the post SB...

Evaluation and Weighing of Medical Opinion Evidence in Longshore Cases

By Yelena Zaslavskaya, Senior Attorney for Longshore, Office of Administrative Law Judges, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. This paper highlights some of the considerations relevant to the determination of the probative value and relative evidentiary weight of medical opinions. [fn1] As...