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A Horse is a Horse of Course, of Course, but in Alabama, Riding one may not be Considered in the Course

 On February 27, 2015, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion inDana Louise Pollock v. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, Inc. wherein it ...

2016 Budget Proposal Would Require Reporting of Workers’ Compensation Benefits to Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been vocal in the past about its difficulty in obtaining information about workers’ compensation benefits. The primary reason that ...

News from the Appeals Panel

A claimant’s testimony that pain caused by his compensable injury led to his resignation is sufficient to support disability, but only up until such time ...

Be Patient: Sometimes Courts Will Approve a SIBs Settlement

This is good news, except it is a shame you have to go to court to get an agreement like this.  In this case, the ...

Bad Faith may be Dead, but Retaliatory Discharge is Not

Circumstantial evidence is enough to support a claim for retaliatory discharge. The claimant reported a work injury and was terminated after presenting a doctor’s note ...

Bad Faith? Still Dead

An injured worker brought extra-contractual claims against her worker’s compensation carrier after the Division held that her injury was compensable.  She claimed damages from misrepresentations ...

Coming and Going and Going and Coming: Texas Supreme Court to Examine the Proper Test for Course and Scope

Anybody remember Blazing Saddles? The Court will hear argument from Seabright Insurance Company that section 401.011(12) of the Labor Code, regarding course and scope of ...

More Work for Adjusters: New Rules for Lifetime Income Benefits

As expected, Commissioner Brannan also adopted new Division Rule 131.1 regarding initiation or denial of Lifetime Income Benefits.  Under the new rule, an insurance carrier ...

Doctors are Finding New Ways to Overcharge

States have been cracking down on the lucrative practice of physician dispensing of prescription drugs, a practice largely limited to workers’ compensation doctors. Some doctors ...

Caught! Nova Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Nova Healthcare Management / Nova Medical Centers of Houston, Texas pled guilty to felony worker’s compensation fraud. An investigation by Texas Mutual revealed that Nova ...

A Horse is a Horse of Course, of Course, but in Alabama, Riding one may not be Considered in the Course

On February 27, 2015, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Dana Louise Pollock v. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, Inc. wherein ...

Washington State L&I Cites BusinessAfter Worker’s Death

The death of an employee at one business in the Pacific Northwest has meant significant ramifications for one business owner.   The Department of Labor & Industries ...

ADA and Return-to-Work Best Practices Webinar / Tues Mar 24 @ 11am EDT

On Tues March 24 @ 11am EDT, prepare for a surprise or two as a group of experts discuss how some common practices in workers’ ...

British Businessman Fined for Safety Failures

A Sheffield, Great Britain businessman has been fined after he failed to heed warnings from safety experts to properly guard dangerous machinery.   Peter Herring, who trades ...

2/25/2015 Iowa News Update

Brandon Lee Wegner v. Hormel Foods Corporation, Court of Appeals of Iowa, No. 14-0300Claimant, Brandon Lee Wegner, worked for Hormel Foods Corporation and sustained an ...

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