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David Runner’s Appellate Updates: November 21, 2017

Walker v. Providence Health System Oregon, 288 Or App 772 (2017) (DeVore, P.J.) David Runner/SAIF In this penalty and attorney fee case, the court held that the board erred in concluding that the court’s previous decision remanding the case for determination of the amount of a penalty under ORS 656.262(11)(a) prevented the board [...]

By | 2017-11-28T13:37:19+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Currated content, Uncategorized|0 Comments

From the GB Journal: November 16, 2017

This Just In - A New Disease! NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis) isn't really new, but it's gaining rapidly in visibility - and its potential impact on workers' comp and other health related exposures. NASH is one more insidious co-morbid complication of obesity with its own special talents for inhibiting RTW and turning simple claims into complex [...]

By | 2017-11-28T13:43:43+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Currated content|0 Comments

David Runner’s Appellate Updates: November 3, 2017

Two workers’ comp-related civil action decisions:   David Runner/SAIF   Zeferino Vasquez v. Double Press Mfg. Inc., 288 Or App 503 (2017) (Armstrong, J.) In this third-party civil action, the plaintiff argued, among other things, that the $500,000 cap on noneconomic damages imposed by ORS 31.710(1) does not apply to actions governed by [...]

By | 2017-11-28T13:46:08+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Currated content|0 Comments

Oregonian editorial: Raiding SAIF to ease PERS bad for workers, small business

Dan Harmon writes in the Oregonian, Sunday, November 5, 2017, about a discussion in the Oregon legislature to use "surpluses from SAIF Corp., the nonprofit company that administers the state’s worker compensation system . . . to reduce the soaring costs of the Public Employees Retirement System." Dan is an executive vice president of Hoffman Construction Co., a past-chair [...]

By | 2017-11-06T10:19:50+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Currated content|0 Comments

From the GB Journal: October 26, 2017

Super Spending A new report issued by Express Scrips and profiled in WorkersCompensation.com shows that Wilfredo Pareto was onto something. The report looks at what the writers call the "super spenders" in prescription drug costs, folks who spend $50K or more annually on maintenance pharmaceuticals, generally for chronic conditions. In 2016, about 3 out of [...]

By | 2017-10-26T10:08:40+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

David Runner’s Appellate Updates: October 25, 2017

David Runner/SAIF Steven Vaida v. Howells Custom Cabinets 288 Or App 386 (2017) (Lagesen, J.) This case involves some very fine points of appellate procedure having to do with the court’s disposition of a case, its designation of the prevailing parties, and its award of costs. The worker filed a petition for judicial review of [...]

By | 2017-11-28T13:41:04+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

David Runner’s Appellate Updates: October 19, 2017

This just in! The Supreme Court has allowed SAIF’s petition for review in Gadalean v. SAIF. That is the case where the Court of Appeals concluded that an applicant for a truck driver job who underwent an unpaid driving test involving an “actual delivery” was actually an employee during the test. The court inferred the [...]

By | 2017-11-28T13:41:27+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From the GB Journal: September 28, 2017

From the Gallagher Bassett Journal This Journal has seldom met a statistic that it didn't cherish, but a recent article published on workerscompensation.com calls our devotion to data into question. The article looks at the 2015 compilation of the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The [...]

By | 2017-11-28T13:43:21+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Currated content|0 Comments