Articles by Ezra Amacher

Ohio Bill Defines Work-From-Home Workers’ Comp Rule

An Ohio law set to go into effect next month amends workers’ compensation benefit requirements for employees who sustain an injury while working from home. House Bill 447 states than a work-from-home employee’s injury is compensable under Ohio’s workers’ compensation …

5th Circuit: Employer Fired for Sleepwalking Loses ADA Case

An employee fired for unsolicitedly sleepwalking into a colleague’s hotel room during an out-of-town conference has no disability discrimination claim, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month. Jennifer Harkey, a sales specialist for …

Iowa Court: Carrier Ineligible For Retroactive Reimbursement on Mistaken Workers’ Comp Claim

An Iowa workers’ compensation insurance carrier is not entitled to retroactive reimbursement from another insurer for benefits it paid in error, the state Supreme Court ruled this month. American Home Assurance paid 125 weeks of permanent partial disability benefits to …

A Different Kind of Guard: Agent Follows NFL Offseason With Eye on Protecting Players

Like millions of Americans, Timothy Radcliff was glued to the NFL Draft in late April. Radcliff’s interest in the draft wasn’t predicated on which quarterback went off the board first or whether the Pittsburgh Steelers, his childhood favorite team, filled …

Geico to Pay $5.2 Million to Missouri Woman Who Contracted STD

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has affirmed a $5.2 million judgment against Geico in a case involving a Jackson County woman who contracted anogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) during sexual encounters in a car insured by the company. Geico …

Missouri Court: Geico Ordered to Pay $5.2 Million Award to Woman Who Contracted STD

The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District has affirmed a $5.2 million judgment against Geico in a case involving a Jackson County woman who contracted anogenital human papillomavirus (HPV) during sexual encounters in a car insured by the company. Geico …

Coaching Youth Hockey Bonds Insurance Pros On & Off the Rink

Rob McGaver was a few months into coaching his son’s youth hockey team when he wanted to know a little bit more about one of the other coaches, Chad Muchow. The two fathers had hit it off right away on …

A Different Kind of Guard: Agent Watches NFL Draft With Eye on Protecting Players

Like millions of Americans, Timothy Radcliff will be glued to the NFL Draft the next couple days. Radcliff’s interest in the draft isn’t predicated on which quarterback goes off the board first or whether the Pittsburgh Steelers, his childhood favorite …

Coaching Youth Hockey Bonds Insurance Pros On & Off The Rink

Rob McGaver was a few months into coaching his son’s youth hockey team when he wanted to know a little bit more about one of the other coaches, Chad Muchow. The two fathers had hit it off right away on …

Fifth Circuit: Insurer Can’t Escape Coverage in Fatal Unloading Accident

An insurer can’t evade its duty to defend a Texas construction company sued over the death of a truck driver on its premises, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in an April 4 decision. Tarango Trucking …