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Workers' Compensation

Walgreens settles comp drug pricing dispute with Massachusetts

Walgreens Co. has agreed to pay $5.5 million after allegedly overcharging for prescription drugs covered by Massachusetts’ workers compensation insurance system. The settlement, filed in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston on Thursday, resolves allegations that between 2008 and 2017, Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens violated state consumer protection laws by overcharging for worker injury-related prescriptions under the Massachusetts workers comp system at…
Workers' Compensation

Insurers allege they have no duty to defend Solvis Staffing Services in workers’ comp claims

An Escondido corporation is alleged to have misrepresented facts to two insurance companies. Zurich American Insurance Co. and Zurich American Insurance Co. of Illinois filed a complaint on March 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Solvis Staffing Services Inc. and Does 1 through 50 citing rescission, unjust enrichment and other counts. According to…
Workers' Compensation

Man files legal malpractice suit against East Alton attorneys over work comp claim

A man claims two East Alton attorneys with the Galanti Law Office failed to provide witness testimonies during his worker’s compensation hearing, resulting in a ruling in favor of his employer. Edward Holmes filed a complaint on March 14 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Giambattista Patti and David Galanti, alleging they failed to represent him as a reasonable…
Workers' Compensation

RV worker paralyzed on job can’t pursue product liability claim

An installer of “slide-out” box units on recreational vehicles who was partially paralyzed after one of the units fell from an RV and onto his back cannot sue under the Indiana Product Liability Act, the Indiana Court of Appeals held Tuesday. The appellate court affirmed an Elkhart Superior Court ruling in Matthew Davis v. Lippert Components Manufacturing, Inc., 20A03-1710-CT-2435. The…
Workers' Compensation

Illinois bill would create state-sponsored insurance company

An Illinois bill that would create a state-sponsored insurance company to provide workers compensation was placed on the calendar for a second reading last Thursday. H.B. 4595, introduced by state Rep. Laura Fine, D-Glenview, would create the Illinois Employers Mutual Insurance Co. as a nonprofit that issues insurance for workers comp and occupational disease, according to the bill’s latest text.…
Personal Injury

Chicago appeals court yanks $14 million award v. ISMIE, says insurer deserved 12 jurors, not six

A Chicago appeals panel has pulled a $14.4 million jury award from the parents of a toddler, who died through medical malpractice, saying the obstetricians' insurer – Illinois' No. 1 malpractice provider – deserved 12 rather than six jurors, in a trial over accusations the insurer allegedly misled the doctors into going to trial in the underlying malpractice suit, instead…
Personal Injury

Post-trial settlement reached following $3.75M verdict in medical malpractice suit

After a St. Clair County jury awarded a mother and her daughter $3.75 million following the third trial attempt in a medical malpractice suit alleging hypoxia and fetal depression during birth, the parties announced that they had reached a post-trial settlement. Associate Judge Chris Kolker entered an order March 1 vacating the Dec. 12, 2017, jury award after the parties…
Personal Injury

Magistrate recommends dismissal of woman’s dog-mauling suit

Despite “horrendous injuries” incurred as a result of “a grievous lack of discretion” by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers, a district court magistrate recommends an Indianapolis woman’s federal claim against IMPD and the city of Indianapolis be dismissed because she did not state a legitimate constitutional claim. In Mara Mancini, et al v. City of Indianapolis, et al, 1:16-cv-02048, U.S.…
Personal Injury

COA reinstates personal injury suit against company, driver

A negligence case against an Indianapolis heating and air conditioning company will be reinstated after the Indiana Court of Appeals found that summary judgment in favor of the company was inappropriate. In Thomas Hudgins and Sheila Hudgins v. Brian Bemish, Ideal Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Inc., 49A02-1505-CT-384, Brian Bemish was formerly an employee of Ideal Heating Air Conditioning and…

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