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Workers' comp case weighs in heavy in Indiana

USA - October 14 2009 Workers’ compensation can be a very state-specific part of the law since it is generally a state-run system, which means we typically only hear about cases that take place within our own state.

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation announces new Drug-Free Safety Program rules

USA - March 8 2010 The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has announced proposed rules for its new Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) designed to promote the health of Ohio's workforce by preventing workplace injuries attributed to the use or abuse of drugs.

US Supreme Court declines to hear Louisiana case on workers’ compensation benefits for undocumented workers

USA - March 24 2011 In a short decision released on February 28, 2011, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a workers' compensation case on appeal from an intermediate Louisiana appeals court, in which the appeals court found that an employer could not deny workers' compensation benefits to an individual simply because he was an undocumented worker at the time of his injury.

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Medicare is entitled to complete reimbursement of any conditional payments

USA - December 27 2011 In a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the court ruled that the Center for Medicare Services (CMS or Medicare) is entitled to the complete reimbursement of any conditional payment regardless of the negligence attributed to a tortfeasor.

Superior Court of Pennsylvania holds that dual persona doctrine did not constitute a valid exception to exclusivity provision of Workers’ Compensation Act

USA - December 6 2011 In Soto v Nabisco, Inc., et al., 2011 WL 5831369 (Pa.Super.), 2011 PA Super 249, released on November 21, 2011, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania upheld the decision of the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County which dismissed Roque Soto’s third-party liability claim based upon the employer statutory immunity under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA).