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January 2020

Lawmakers consider bill to enhance firefighter training

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Lawmakers in Indiana are considering a bill that would require the board of firefighting personnel standards and education to establish best practices to improve safety and health for firefighters. S.B. 258, slated for a Friday introduction in the state Senate, would also allow the workers compensation rating bureau of Indiana to provide a premium or rate discount toward workers compensation…

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Driver for Marathon Transport, Lartex Trucking sued following fatal I-55 accident

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The death of a girl following an accident involving an articulated truck is at the center of a lawsuit involving two of her grandparents. Melissa Ashley, the paternal grandparent and legal guardian of Emma Mae Wilson, filed a lawsuit Dec. 12 in St. Clair County Circuit Court for wrongful death against Janette Kirby, Marathon Transport, Inc. and Lartex Trucking, LLC…

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Biometric Suit Not Preempted by Workers’ Compensation Statute

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An Illinois employee of Power Solutions International Inc. (Power Solutions) filed suit against his employer alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) when Power Solutions collected his fingerprints through a timekeeping system without providing consent to do so. Under BIPA, companies, including employers, are required to provide notice and consent to employees prior to the collection of…

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COA reverses for insurance company, against quadriplegic man

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An Indiana Court of Appeals panel has reversed the grant of a quadriplegic man’s motion to dismiss a declaratory judgment action after it found he was not entitled to bodily injury liability coverage under his insurance policy. In February 2016, co-workers Gregory Smith and Nolan Clayton were intoxicated after drinking at an Indianapolis Stacked Pickle bar, and the bar called…

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