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Losing side in worker’s comp case appeals to U.S. Supreme Court

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An injured South Florida nurse who unsuccessfully challenged the state’s workers’ compensation system now wants the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case. Daniel Stahl filed his petition Tuesday, court dockets show. The request has not yet been acted on. In April, the Florida Supreme Court decided not to consider Stahl’s case. After hearing arguments in Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital, all seven justices agreed to “exercise our discretion and discharge jurisdiction,” the court’s one-paragraph opinion said. “Accordingly, we dismiss review.” Its inaction…

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Florida Chamber warns of increasing worker’s comp rates

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A request to increase worker’s compensation insurance rates has now gone up to nearly 20 percent, stoking ire from the state’s business lobby. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), an umbrella organization representing insurers, filed the request Friday with state insurance regulators. It blames recent state Supreme Court rulings for the hike. The Florida Chamber of Commerce is warning that such a rate hike would make Florida the costliest state for employers to buy workers’ comp insurance, mandated by states to pay workers…

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Morgan & Morgan chimes in on worker’s comp rulings

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The Morgan & Morgan law firm’s blog has opined on the state Supreme Court’s latest ruling on the state’s worker’s compensation law, calling it a “victory” for workers. An unsigned post appeared Monday; it was tweeted Tuesday. The firm, led by famed Orlando trial attorney John Morgan, has a bustling practice in worker’s comp applications and appeals. States mandate worker’s comp systems to pay workers who get hurt on the job. Last month, the Castellanos v. Next Door Company opinion struck down the law’s caps on legal fees as unconstitutional.…

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