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  • Report: California Independent Medical Review Volume Declined Through 1st Half of 2021
    on September 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    The number of independent medical reviews used to resolve California workers’ comp medical disputes hit a record low in the first half of 2021 as statewide unemployment remained stubbornly high, non-COVID job injury claims stayed below pre-pandemic levels, millions of …

  • Suspected Arson Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Northern California
    on September 24, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Thousands of people were under evacuation orders Friday and many others were on notice to be ready to flee as a destructive wildfire raged in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north. A woman suspected of starting the Fawn Fire …

  • California Commissioner Orders FAIR Plan to Offer Increased Coverage
    on September 24, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Friday ordered the FAIR Plan to offer a homeowners policy, in addition to its current dwelling fire coverage, with more traditional homeowner features, such as coverage for water damage, theft, and loss of use. …

  • Dallas Trucking Company Sued for Disability Discrimination
    on September 24, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    A Dallas-based trucking company violated federal law when it refused to hire applicant after learning he had taken medical leave at a previous job, according to a lawsuit filed by federal employment officials. Stevens Transport Inc., a refrigerated transport carrier …

  • South Dakota Court Rules Pierre Not Liable for Injuries Caused by Trainee
    on September 24, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    The South Dakota Supreme Court, in an opinion released Sept. 23, agreed with a lower court ruling that two people on a motorcycle who were severely injured in a crash with a volunteer firefighting trainee cannot collect damages from the …