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Oregon WC Board Updates: October 2017

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The Oregon Workers' Compensation Board has published its October 2017 issue of the Board’s News & Case Notes.  A link to the publication follows:    

David Runner’s Appellate Updates: November 21, 2017

November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

2016 Oregon Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Oregon employers in the voluntary market pay, on average, the seventh lowest workers’ compensation premium rates in the nation. Oregon’s rates are 31 percent below those of the median state in the study. Premium rate [...]

From the GB Journal: November 16, 2017

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

David Runner’s Appellate Updates: November 3, 2017

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

November 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

From the GB Journal: October 26, 2017

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Super Spending A new report issued by Express Scrips and profiled in shows that Wilfredo Pareto was onto something. The report looks at what the writers call the "super spenders" in prescription drug costs, [...]

David Runner’s Appellate Updates: October 25, 2017

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

David Runner’s Appellate Updates: October 19, 2017

October 20th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

From the GB Journal: September 28, 2017

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

From the Gallagher Bassett Journal This Journal has seldom met a statistic that it didn't cherish, but a recent article published on calls our devotion to data into question. The article looks at the [...]