News Digest 1-8-2021


LUBA Workers’ Comp Workers’ Comp buys Florida firm

Baton Rouge-based Luba Workers’ Comp has acquired Florida-based FHM Insurance Services, a provider of workers’ compensation coverage through independent agents in seven Southern states. The price was not disclosed. With the FHM deal, Luba will offer coverage in 13 states. The Advocate


Latent injury exception to illinois workers’ compensation legislation challenged

Two Husch Blackwell LLP attorneys discuss a state court opinion that is expected to leave a lasting impact on premises defendants in asbestos and toxic tort cases in Illinois. JD Supra


Massachusetts workers’ comp: Music teacher/vocal cords

Where a music teacher was awarded benefits for damage to her vocal cords, the award should be upheld despite the fact that some of the judge’s findings regarding the employer’s knowledge of the employee’s injury were misdirected and contrary to law, according to the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly [may require registration]


Construction groups support proposals to combat misclassification

Wisconsin is losing $200 million in tax revenue annually due to payroll fraud, according to a study on misclassification released in early 2020, and construction association groups are supporting task force recommendations aimed at combating such schemes. WisBusiness