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May 03, 2003 4:54 PM
Workers’ Compensation News - May 4, 2003 Volume 1 Issue 8

CASE: SURVELLIANCE VIDEO NOT RELEVANT TO DEMONSTRATE ERROR
Convicted felon held totally disable. Smith v. Polk (1sD Ct App. FL 4.16.03) Search: http://www.1dca.org/opinion/archiveframe.htm

VACCINATION COVERAGE
Injuries from pre-employment vaccination occurred in course of employment. Washington Hosp. Center v. District of Columbia Dept. of Employment Services 2003 WL 1922817 (D.C.)

STATES IN CRISIS:
Florida: Legislation unable to move bill timely. Possible special session to be called. Industry wants to remove automatic eligibility if SSA/DIB declares total.
Gov. Jeb Bush has made workers compensation reform a top priority
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20030502&Category=APN&ArtNo=305021000&Ref=AR&cachetime=5

Missouri: Marathon negotiation sessions. Judges appointed for 4 year terms.
http://www.house.state.mo.us/bills03/biltxt/perf/HB0321P.HTM

West Virgina:"We award 17 times the national average of permanent total disability benefits in our state."
http://www.woay.com/news.cfm?showarticle=1E988FAD-80E2-410D-A0CD66020430D6
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California: "The workers' compensation system is heading toward a train wreck," the governor said. http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20954~1363966,00.html

Rhode Island: Nightclub owners w/o coverage contest $1M file after 20 died http://www2.benefitsnext.com/Article.cfm/Nav/5.0.0.2.27289

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