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Second Injury Fund bill fails in House

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 ...

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State budget problems likely to dominate session

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 ...

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Second Injury Fund halts settlements

The long-predicted insolvency of the Second Injury Fund has finally caught up with the state. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office issued a brief memo to attorneys this week, saying “effective immediately, unless an offer has been previously accepted, all Second ...

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Workers’ Compensation: SIF Liability – Combination Of Injuries – Evidence

Rector v. Gary‘s Heating & Cooling (MLW No. 59712/Case No. SD29641/SD29643 – 12 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Barney, J.) Where the Second Injury Fund appealed a decision of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission awarding permanent total ...

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The fate of legal bills of note

Through last-minute parliamentary maneuvering, Sen. Jim Lembke (pictured), R-Lemay, became the unlikely sponsor of the first omnibus judiciary bill to pass the legislature in years. Lembke said he found the turn of events ironic. "My relationship with the judiciary has been tenuous at best," he admitted. Continue reading for a rundown of legal bills of note that passed in 2009, such as the caseload cap for public defenders, and those that failed, such as changes to the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan.

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Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District: Workers’ compensation

Second Injury Fund; subrogation ED91699 Joseph Banks, Respondent, v. Sarah Steelman, Treasurer of the State of Missouri, Custodian of the Second Injury Fund, Appellants Appeal From: Labor and Industrial Relations Commission Handdown Date: 3/17/2009 Opinion Author: Judge George W. Draper ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Second Injury Fund – Subrogation – Third-Party Recovery

Where a workers’ compensation claimant who was injured in an auto accident recovered against the other driver’s insurance company for the $100,000 policy limits and received an award of permanent total disability benefits, the Second Injury Fund is entitled to ...

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