Calif. Workers' Comp Bill May Curb Employers' Time In Court

Law360, San Diego (September 5, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT) -- California legislation seeking to overhaul the $16 billion workers' compensation system would prevent workers from bringing claims for sleep disorders and other often-disputed ailments, changes that should narrow litigation against insurers over compensation, attorneys said Tuesday.

The full state Senate on Friday voted 34-4 in favor of S.B. 863, authored by Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, after the measure cleared the full Assembly on a 72-5 vote the same day. The measure, which was supported by some business groups looking to rein in rising insurance...
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