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New York to create new workers’ compensation medical treatment regulations

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2007

New York Superintendent of Insurance Eric R. Dinallo has asked the State’s Workers’ Compensation Board to create new regulations for workers’ compensation medical treatment using recently issued evidence-based guidelines

House of Lords confirms pleural plaques do not amount to actionable damage

  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 22 2008

Claimants appealed against a decision that pleural plaques caused by negligent exposure to asbestos, which were not in themselves damage that could give rise to a cause of action, did not become actionable damage when aggregated with the risk of future disease and consequent anxiety

Group health plan continuation coverage: fast action required to comply with new COBRA premium assistance requirements

  • Jones Day
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (referred to in this Commentary as the "Stimulus Act") was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009 (the "Enactment Date"

Important health coverage provisions in US Economic Stimulus Package require immediate action

  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2009

On January 17, 2009 U.S. President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the “Stimulus Package.”

Johnston v NEI International Combustion Limited, Rothwell v Chemical and Insulating Company Limited and others, Topping v Benchtown Limited, Grieves v FT Everard & Sons and others

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 18 2008

In a decision which will come as a relief to insurers and reinsurers, the House of Lords has unanimously upheld decisions of the Court of Appeal to overturn awards for damages for the development of pleural plaques

European Court of Justice considers the validity of Flemish legislation limiting eligibility to a care insurance scheme

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • Belgium, European Union
  • -
  • April 10 2008

In Government of the French Community, and Walloon Government v Flemish Government Case C-21206, ECJ (Grand Chamber), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) determined that Flemish legislation limiting eligibility to a care insurance scheme was contrary to European provisions concerning the right to freedom of movement within the European Community (EC) in so far as the care insurance scheme included a residence requirement that excluded persons who worked in the Flemish region or in the bilingual Brussels-Capital, but who resided in another part of the national territory (ie the French or German speaking region

A new discrimination law: the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act

  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2008

It started when a railroad had certain employees submit a blood test

Passage of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) in the US opens the door for personalized medicine

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2008

On May 21, President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 22 2008

On May 21, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law “The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008” (H.R. 493; hereinafter “GINA”

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) finally becomes law

  • Ogletree Deakins
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2008

Today, President George W. Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (H.R. 493) (GINA) which prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and employees based on genetic tests or genetic information