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Friday, December 1, 2023

Arrowood Indemnity Company In Liquidation

On November 8, 2023, Arrowood Indemnity Company, a Delaware domestic property and casualty insurance company (“Arrowood”) was ordered liquidated by the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (the “Court”).

Friday, November 24, 2023

An Artificial Intelligence Certification

Since the public introduction of ChatGPT, the legal community has been attempting to co-evolve with Artificial Intelligence [AI]. AI's major limitation is the fear that this disruptive technology is producing unreliable results.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

NJ Supreme Court Defines The Authorized Vehicle Rule

The NJ Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, held that an employee’s car accident occurred “in the course of employment” under N.J.S.A. 34:15-36’s “authorized vehicle rule” and is therefore compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act (the Act).

Sunday, November 19, 2023

CMS Publishes the Final Rule for MSP Civil Penalties

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS] has published a final rule specifying how and when CMS must calculate and impose civil money penalties [CMPs] when non-group health plan [NGHP] responsible reporting entities [RRE] fail to meet their Medicare secondary payer [MSP] reporting obligations. NGHP includes workers’ compensation claims. The final rule also establishes CMP amounts and the circumstances under which CMPs will
not or will not be imposed. The effective date of this final rule is December 11, 2023.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Extra-territorial Medical Provider Claims

A New Jersey medical provider failed to select the appropriate cause of action and party to seek recovery for unpaid medical bills.  The case highlights the bumping road for NJ medical providers who seek reimbursement in claims involving extra-jurisdictional work-related accidents.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Toxic Flight Attendant Uniforms Result in a $1.1 Million Verdict

Wearing an employer-designated work uniform shouldn’t result in severe and debilitating occupational exposures. Unfortunately, some American Airlines flight attendants suffered injuries from wearing the flight uniforms prescribed by their employer. The lawsuit that they filed lawsuit resulted in a $1.1 Million award.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The Essentials of Trial Preparation

Proper trial preparation is the key to a successful Worker's Compensation claim outcome. A recent NJ Appellate Division opinion emphasizes the importance of appealable issues and having the necessary evidence available.