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No jurisdiction over claim against employer and insurer (access required)

The Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly determined that it lacked jurisdiction to hear a claim by a medical provider against a shipyard and its insurer for payment of services rendered to the shipyard’s employee. Background The employee suffered a compensable injury ...

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Court declines to end spousal support obligation (access required)

Even though wife’s receipt of an inheritance was a changed circumstance, the trial court properly concluded that it did not warrant ending husband’s spousal support obligation. Facts The final divorce decree awarded wife $800 per month in permanent spousal support. ...

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Claimant did not prove alleged employers’ liability (access required)

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission correctly denied claimant benefits because none of claimant’s alleged employers were liable under the Workers’ Compensation Act. Overview Divino, the claimant, was injured while installing laminate flooring in a building, the Time Building, owned by ...

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Medical group can sue insurer for unpaid bill (access required)

Where the court has previously ruled that a healthcare provider has a private right of action under a statute that requires medical insurers to pay for emergency care without prior authorization regardless of whether the provided emergency services are in-network ...

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Alleged error in jury instruction was harmless (access required)

Although a company argued it was improperly held liable for the conduct of an alleged employee because of a faulty jury instruction, the alleged error was harmless. There was “extensive evidence,” independent of the alleged faulty instruction, showing the company ...

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