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Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term continue with Skokie Castings, Inc. v. Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund. ...more
Trata-se de um estudo sobre a atual situação do direito do trabalho no Brasil e suas implicações sobre os resultados financeiros das empresas....more
You know who we are talking about. He works in your office, he has access to your intranet, he volunteered to be your fire warden, and he is always the life of the Christmas party.
He is that temp you engaged five...more
Workers Compensation reform is on the way.
Cynics might ask, didn’t we do this several years ago?
Yes we did.
In the late 1990’s, overutilization of medical services, higher-than-normal indemnity benefit costs, and...more
Hiring long lasting employees is of great benefit to a business, even these days when workers are especially mobile, often changing jobs and employers on a regular basis.
The old paradigm of workers staying with one...more
On August 31, 2012, the California legislature approved Senate Bill 863, which, among other things, added Section 139.32 to the Labor Code. This provision creates a new series of referral prohibitions relating to the...more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of the US Department of Labor. It was created “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and...more
Football is a violent game, and many of the warriors who play it professionally find their careers cut short by brutal injuries. Even those players who are able to complete an entire career without incident may find...more
Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (“Act”), employers are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Generally, the employer’s obligation extends only to maintaining coverage for its...more
Under current workers’ compensation laws, employers in California have the right to choose the medical facility where an injured employee is treated by properly implementing a designated Medical Provider Network (MPN). This...more
Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company and American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company (part of the Lumbermens Mutual Group and formerly known as Kemper) (“Lumbermens”), after years of struggling financially under the...more
In its recent decision in Westport Ins. Corp. v. Hamilton Wharton Group, Inc., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 9888 (2d Cir. May 17, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had occasion to consider whether a...more
In DMS Services, Inc. v. Superior Court, the Plaintiff brought suit in California state court for breach of contract, bad faith and related claims against the third-party administrator, or TPA, responsible for managing its...more
Meet ALEC — the nickname for the American Legislation Exchange Council — that has recently come to light as a cozy meeting place where Big Business is accused of “ghostwriting” its wish list of laws that state legislators...more
The 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature dealt with many issues related to construction projects in Texas, including sustainable design building standards for state buildings, lien waiver form requirements, and the...more
Halloween is over, but we still cringe as bed bugs continue to feed on the blood of their hosts. Despite studies by the Centers Disease Control there is no conclusive evidence linking bed bugs to illnesses; the bites are...more
INDIVIDUAL REDUNDANCY CONSULTATION IN ENGLAND
In today’s economic climate, businesses may need to consider reducing the workforce in order to cut costs. If proposing to dismiss as redundant less than 20 employees, the...more
Stakeholder Pensions in England
Employers who employ 5 or more employees are obliged to offer their employees access to a stakeholder pension scheme (unless another qualifying pension scheme is provided by the employer),...more
CARE CUSTODY & CONTROL EXCLUSION PRECLUDES COVERAGE
Last Friday, in Ohio Casualty Insurance Company v. Lloyd Technologies Inc., No. A-09-CA-633-LY (W.D.Tex. September 30, 2011), a Federal District Court Judge in the Austin...more
By Ed Harold (New Orleans)
Retail jobs almost all require certain physical capabilities. These can include physical work such as moving heavy inventory, pushing a mop, bending to assist a customer in getting a product...more
Texas courts continue their busy pace in insurance cases.
TEXAS SUPREME COURT REVERSES RUTTINGER: WORKERS COMPENSATION CARRIERS NOT SUBJECT TO UNFAIR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES CLAIMS UNDER THE TEXAS INSURANCE CODE
No Extra-Contractual Recovery for AFS/IBEX against Great American in Crime Policy Coverage Fight
Recently, in Great Am. Ins. Co. v. AFS/IBEX Fin. Servs. Inc., C.A. No. 3:07–CV–924–O, 2011 WL 3163605 (S.D. Tex. July 27,...more
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Texas courts address the busines auto policy, "advertising injury" coverage, workers compensation and bad faith, and Hurricane Ike.
In a case of first impression “in this state and perhaps the country,” the Texas Supreme...more
Understanding the law (employment, securities, contract, intellectual property and tax), the requisite documents, and the pertinent business environment behind a deal is critical, of course -- but a significant part of the...more
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