Proposed Bill in Arizona Would Ban Workers Comp Lawsuits

Arizona Bill Would Ban Lawsuits Against Workers Comp Insurance Companies for Bad Faith, Delays A bill that is currently making its way through the Arizona House of Representatives would ban lawsuits against workers comp insurance companies for denying claims in bad faith. The proposed bill, HB 2455, passed the House Committee on Insurance and Retirement 4-3, and will advance to the Rules Committee. HB 2455 proposes to give exclusive jurisdiction of bad faith claims against workers comp companies to the Industrial Commission of Arizona. If … [Read more...]

Ex-WNBA Player Cannot File for Workers Comp

Former WNBA Player Cannot File Workers Comp Claim in California A woman who played professional women’s basketball for the Connecticut Sun has been denied a workers comp claim in California, according to a state court of appeals. Adrienne Johnson, who graduated from Ohio State in 1997, suffered injuries directly related to her sports career. In 2003, she had an MRI that revealed a knee injury. While she is officially signed with the Seattle Storm, she has not played a professional game in 10 years due to her work-related injury. In 2003, … [Read more...]