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Court Rejects Liberty Mutuals Appeal of AIG Workers' Comp Settlement

August 23, 2011
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The case stems from allegations made in 2006 by then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer that AIG had underreported workers’ compensation premiums to avoid paying its fair share of residual market assessments.
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Nissans Return-to-Work Offer Inadequate in Comp Case

August 16, 2011
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A trial court may award up to six times the employee’s medical impairment rating in additional permanent partial disability benefits if that worker does not receive a ‘meaningful return to work’ offer and as long as the worker does not voluntarily resign or retire.
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Court Rules for Ford in Retiree's Workers' Comp Dispute

August 15, 2011
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A settlement agreement did not mention Ford potentially discontinuing benefits or the statutory retirement presumption and, in September 2010, Ford petitioned to discontinue paying the PTD benefits pursuant to the retirement presumption.
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California Supreme Court Rules on Workers' Compensation COLA Case

August 12, 2011
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The case involved an unnamed accountant/controller injured in 2004 who was eligible to receive $728 weekly for life.
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Appeals Court Rules for Employer in Undocumented Worker Case

August 10, 2011
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The case of Vicente Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co. involves a seasonal production-line worker who used a counterfeit Social Security card with another person’s Social Security number to obtain work from Sierra intermittently over three years.
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Ogilvie Workers' Comp Award Decision Reversed By Court

August 3, 2011
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The court’s reversal is the latest twist in the Ogilvie case, which dates back to February 2009, when the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board decided that the method for adjusting workers’ compensation awards to reflect diminished future capacity could be challenged.
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NFL Players Deal Will Allow Workers' Compensation Claims in Other States

July 27, 2011
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On July 23, an email by player representative and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees outlined three primary issues the players association still was grappling with, including workers’ compensation.
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Injured Employee Adequately Notified Employer, Due Workers' Comp

July 25, 2011
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Pennsylvania’s high court said that although the notice to the employer was not ‘letter perfect,’ state workers’ comp law directs that ‘a meritorious claim ought not, if possible, be defeated for technical reasons.’
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Deadline Nears for Massive Strike in N.Y

June 30, 2011
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A strike would idle more than 11,000 workers at private-sector projects costing nearly $10 billion, according to the Real Estate Board of New York.
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Salesperson Tripped, Injured By Own Dog Owed Workers Comp

June 6, 2011
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Claimant Mary Sandberg stored samples in her garage and was walking from the back door of her home to her garage to replace fabrics in her van when she tripped over her dog, fracturing her right wrist.
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