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Injury While Traveling for Business Ruled Compensable

December 8, 2010
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The high court’s 8-1 decision in Liana Leordeanu v. American Protection Insurance Co. overturned a state appellate court ruling involving a pharmaceutical sales representative who worked from her apartment and got into an accident while driving a company car.
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Washington State Voters Reject Workers Comp Privatization Plan

November 4, 2010
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The measure would have eliminated a Washington practice of requiring workers to pay a portion of workers’ comp premiums as well as allowed private insurers to sell policies.
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North Carolina Workers' Comp Loss Costs to Increase 0.6 Percent

October 28, 2010
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The state’s rate bureau had requested an average increase of 1.2 percent in loss costs.
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Court Fired Workers Get More Than Six Months to File Comp Claim

October 25, 2010
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Oklahoma’s Legislature enacted a law cited by the employer to curtail fired workers from filing retaliatory workers’ comp claims, court records state.
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No Workers' Comp Benefits for Widow of Murdered Employee

October 11, 2010
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A trial court concluded that the there was not enough evidence to establish that burglary was a motive for the murder as nothing was taken from the premises and there was no sign of forced entry.
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Report Workers Comp Premiums Drop for Fifth Straight Year

October 5, 2010
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Economic conditions and a jobless recovery are contributing to sluggish premium growth, meaning an industry rebound will be slow.
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California Workers Comp Combined Ratio Increases

September 1, 2010
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The ultimate accident-year 2009 combined ratio is estimated to have reached 124 percent, the San Francisco-based Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California said.
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Ohio Court Finds Harassment Allegations Do Not Bar Comp Benefits

August 20, 2010
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The claimant had been under investigation concerning ‘numerous’ sexual harassment allegations for acts allegedly occurring between 2004 and 2008, the records state.
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Governor Argues Against California Workers Comp Rate Hike

August 12, 2010
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Schwarzenegger letter said insurers must use the tools provided in reform legislation that he signed into law in 2004 before they consider raising workers’ comp rates.
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30 Percent Workers Comp Rate Increase Proposed for California

August 5, 2010
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Rising medical costs and the state Department of Insurance’s past rejections of increases prompt the call for higher policy rates starting January 1, a spokesman says.
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