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Ohio does not recognize dual intent doctrine

USA - November 7 2014 While many jurisdictions recognize the dual intent doctrine, which allows a workers' compensation claim when a worker is injured while traveling for…

Group rating class action law suit

USA - July 24 2014 The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) reports they have reached an agreement to settle for $420 million a class action lawsuit filed seven…

Alexander J. Kipp, Robert E. Blackham, Eric G. Bruestle, Douglas M. Kennedy, Nathan Pangrace.

Ohio Industrial Commission and Bureau of Workers’ Compensation update wage loss compensation rules

USA - February 20 2014 Effective February 13, 2014, the Industrial Commission (IC) and Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) have enacted a new joint rule for the…

Timothy J. Webster, Robert E. Blackham, Eric G. Bruestle, Douglas M. Kennedy, Douglas E. Spiker.

Prime Tanning bankruptcy: a recent threat to state self-insurance law

USA - September 25 2013 Ohio and many other states require self-insuring employers to contribute to a guaranty fund regarding workers' compensation. This fund guarantees…

Update — $1 billion workers’ compensation rebate to public and private employers

USA - July 1 2013 Ohio Governor John Kasich's proposed a one-time dividend of $1 billion for private and public employers who are state-funded for purposes of workers'…

Alexander J. Kipp, Eric G. Bruestle, Douglas M. Kennedy, Nathan Pangrace, Douglas E. Spiker.