Lawmakers left Jefferson City without passing a single workers’ compensation bill. The Second Injury Fund will have to be addressed either in a special session or by next year’s Legislature — if the courts don’t address it first.
The ailing Second Injury Fund will have to be addressed either in a special session or by next year’s Legislature — if the courts don’t address it first.
Missouri lawmakers have wrapped up some of their major tasks for the 2011 legislative session, including a $23.2 billion budget and congressional redistricting plan that survived the governor’s veto. That gives the Senate and House one more week to attend to other matters, including a few of specific interest to lawyers and the judiciary.
Dozens of people with work-related injuries converged on the Capitol last week to plead with lawmakers to find a way to salvage the Second Injury Fund, and there’s some interest from legislative leaders in trying to find a solution.
The Missouri Senate today passed a bill that would prevent people from suing co-employees for work-related injuries.
Three people who are at “imminent risk” of being deprived of disability benefits filed a federal lawsuit last week that would force the state to put more money in the Second Injury Fund.
Three people who are at “imminent risk” of being deprived of disability benefits have filed a federal lawsuit that would force the state to put more money in the Second Injury Fund.
Missouri’s attorney general says lawmakers have reached the “proverbial fork in the road” for the Second Injury Fund, and that if they do not act he might force the fund into bankruptcy.
A bill that would have fixed the state’s Second Injury Fund failed on a vote last night in the Missouri House. The bill received a 77-77 vote. It needed 82 votes to pass. The bill would have allowed the ailing fund to take out an interest-free loan for up to five years to cover any […]
A dismal budget situation and a lack of consensus on certain issues may inhibit legislators from passing agenda items during this year’s session of the Missouri General Assembly. As lawmakers prepare to return on Wednesday for the five-month session, the budget is emerging as a primary issue. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering said in November […]
Ellis v. Treasurer (MLW No. 60007/Case No. SD29573 – 14 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Burrell, J.) Where the Second Injury Fund was ordered to pay to a claimant the full amount of her medical bills without a set off for amounts written off by her medical providers or paid by her insurers, […]
The Missouri Supreme Court says circuit court is the proper venue for the Second Injury Fund to assert subrogation interest. The question before the court was whether the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission or the circuit court has the authority to determine whether the fund can be credited for the money a plaintiff received from […]
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