High court denial to hear state pot comp cases muddies issue: Advocate

A Washington, D.C.-based medical marijuana advocacy group says the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to not weigh in on whether employees can be reimbursed for their medical marijuana-related costs through their workers compensation further complicates the issue of state regulations versus the federal government. NORML issued a statement on the June 21 federal court’s denial … Read more

Motorist claim accepted after pre-existing damage denial ruled out – Daily – Insurance News

Motorist claim accepted after pre-existing damage denial ruled out 23 June 2022 A motorist who did not disclose a pre-existing dent on her vehicle will have her third-party fire and theft policy claim covered after an Australian Financial Complaints Authority hearing ruled in her favour. Pacific International Insurance denied the woman’s claim, saying she breached … Read more

Employer’s claim denial opened door to out-of-network costs

A teacher who injured her back at work and who had surgery out of state and out of her employer’s network is due compensation for her surgery because the school district had originally denied her claim, the Supreme Court of South Dakota unanimously ruled Wednesday.    In reversing an earlier Circuit Court decision, the state’s … Read more

Exxon challenges California county’s denial of oil trucking permit

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Publishing date: May 13, 2022  •  18 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content LOS ANGELES — Exxon Mobil Corp has gone to court seeking to force local California government officials to allow shipment of crude oil from coastal facilities to inland … Read more

Court upholds denial of benefits to worker injured while intoxicated

A Texas appellate court on Thursday upheld a denial of benefits to an injured worker based on a jury’s finding that he was intoxicated at the time of his accident. Rigoverto Balderas was working at a Houston foam plastics facility in December 2015. While dumping styrene into a grinder, his left arm was pulled into … Read more

No denial of duty exemption for not adhering to import procedures: CBIC

The CBIC has asked field offices not to deny Customs duty exemptions to importers of oxygen-related equipment merely for not adhering to import procedures during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said the issue of non-observance of conditions … Read more

Denial of injunction in vaccine mandates case affirmed

A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied an injunction to a group of hospital workers in Massachusetts who are suing their employer over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Agreeing with an earlier district court ruling in Together Employees v. Mass General Brigham Inc., the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the former employees … Read more

California desalination plant suffers setback with denial recommendation

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Publishing date: Apr 25, 2022  •  16 minutes ago  •  3 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content A proposed California desalination plant that would produce 50 million gallons of drinking water per day failed a crucial regulatory hurdle on Monday, possibly dooming a project that … Read more