Workers' Compensation News - August 4, 2004 Volume 2 Issue 231

 MISSOURI

John Boyd, past President of WILG [former ATLA Litigation Group] was appointed on Monday, August 2, 2004 by Gov. Holden as chair of the Missouri Industrial Commission. On August 4, 2004 . Missouri voters dumped embattled Gov. Bob Holden in favor of state Auditor Claire McCaskill in the Democratic primary Tuesday, delivering Holden a stunning defeat after a term that has been mired in turmoil since his very first day in office.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0408040344aug04,1,4083870.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed
 
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CALIFORNIA
New law delays workers' comp for many
Jesse Ceniceros was at the top of his profession as a mechanic for Lockheed Martin when he was injured on the job and fell into California's workers' compensation maze.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Workers'%20Compensation
 
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MICHIGAN
The state Supreme Court has declined to decide on a workers compensation case brought by an illegal immigrant, allowing an appeals court ruling to stand that permitted benefits for the period before his illegal status was discovered, but not afterward.
http://www.detnews.com/2004/business/0408/04/b08e-231902.htm
 
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