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HHS Issues Rules For Smallpox Compensation Program

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced an interim final rule that implements a law Congress passed earlier this year to identify and compensate people injured as a result of receiving a smallpox vaccine.

HHS Issues Rules For Smallpox Compensation Program

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced an interim final rule that implements a law Congress passed earlier this year to identify and compensate people injured as a result of receiving a smallpox vaccine.

Workers’ Compensation News - December 15, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 37

December 1,2003, not approved for publication. Dismissal of the employees petition for benefits for injuries sustained as the result of an assault on him by a co-worker reversed and remanded for the determination of benefits; the co-worker assaulted the employee after the employee had made “some insulting comments and gestures” to the co-worker earlier in the day and just before the assault: the judge of compensation concluded that, while the assault occurred on the job, it did not arise out of the employment; however, what occurred was “both integral and incidental to the conditions of employment,” and it was no different from other “horseplay eases~~ in which benefits were allowed; therefore, the assault arose out of the employment.

WILG-NJ Objects to the Pre-Proposed Rules

 Letter of the Workplace Injury Litigation Group - New Jersey to Director/Chief Judge Peter J. Calderone-Thank you for giving our organization, The Workplace Injury Litigation Group - New Jersey (WILG-NJ), the opportunity to review and comment upon the proposed changes to the rules guiding the New Jersey Division of Workers' Compensation (NJDWC). 

Paul Brodeur Speaks Out On Asbestos Litigation

The remarks of politician/physician Sen. Bill Frist before the Senate show him to be so ill-informed about asbestos disease as to make one wonder if he has ever read a medical journal, let alone familiarized himself with the ins and outs of the asbestos litigation. 

Workers’ Compensation News - December 8, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 36

STRESS CLAIMS DUE TO COMPUTER SPAM. The BBC reports today on the rising liability of companies to employees who suffer distress due to offensive spam. 

Proposed Rules Increase Responsibly of Petitioners

On December 1, 2003, Peter J. Calderone, Director and Chief Judge circuited Pre-Proposal drafts of new Rules that would increase the burdens petitioners have to prosecute their claims. 

Jon L. Gelman Named Top Lawyer in NJ by New Jersey Monthly Magazine

New Jersey lawyers choose the tops in their profession in 24 fields of law.

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