Over the last few weeks, many newspapers and news websites have picked up this story. This demonstrates just how VERY important the resolution of the class action is to Ohio. The Ohio BWC Class action filing and documents can be found on our website at www.garson.com/ohio-bwc-class-action. If you are a small business owner who is owed money, learn more at www.paynowbwc.com.
State appeals court sides with business owners, rebukes Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation on rate-setting
Small Business Members of NFIB, Ohio Chamber, COSE and OMA Owed More than $73 Million in Ohio BWC Class Action
The small business members of the National Federation of Independent Business, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, COSE and Ohio Manufacturers' Association are owed more than $73 Million in Ohio BWC Class Action.
If you are a member of one of these organizations, you should be asking your organization a very important question.
What efforts have you expended in advocating that the BWC pay me back for my portion of the $860 million judgment rendered in the San Allen class action lawsuit?
The reality is they've done nothing. Isn't that a little odd? Have these organizations communicated to their members that they are owed money ? No. They haven't. These groups played a role in advocating and putting their members into this dysfunctional group rating program. Add to that the fact that these trade groups made money off the program that destroyed some of their members. This is likely something the groups do not want to ever discuss.
Visit www.paynowbwc.com to learn more and find out how much you are owed by entering your BWC policy number.
And the hits just keep on playing...
On May 21, 2014, Stephen Buehrer, head of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation was interviewed by NBC Channel 4 journalist, Duane Pohlman. Ohio employers were intently watching and expecting some answers. Why did the Ohio BWC overcharge more than 270,000 Ohio businesses for workers' comp premiums? Now that the court has ruled to pay the businesses back, and the appellate court affirmed the decision, why is the BWC not taking action?
These are great questions, but were not answered by Buehrer. Instead, we heard twisted tales inconsistent with the facts about BWC group ratings.
Attorney Jim DeRoche's uncovers the truth and comments on Buehrer's inverview.
Cleveland: Court calls workers comp plan "rigged" Tom Beres, WKYC 11:24 a.m. EDT May 16, 2014
More and more news broadcasts are picking up on the Ohio BWC Class Action Litigation story. Hundreds of thousands of employers were overcharged by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. Garson Johnson attorneys, Stuart Garson and James DeRoche, have been litigating this case for over 7 years. Many Ohio employers do not understand why the Ohio BWC will not pay them back. Ohio has been struggling with job creation and small businesses have had tough times over the years as well. This class action resolution could dramatically help some of those small businesses and job creation issues.
The article on NBC Channel 3 website describes, "The extra costs of higher premiums hurt many businesses bottom lines, forcing layoffs at some operations." To read the full article, visit www.wkyc.com.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer picks up the Ohio BWC Class Action decision.
An appellate court has upheld a ruling by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Richard McMonagle that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation must refund hundreds of millions of dollars to employers over excessive insurance premiums. (The Plain Dealer)
For the entire article, visit cleveland.com.
OHIO BWC CLASS ACTION ALERT: Ohio's Eighth Appellate District Court (Cuyahoga County) upheld the decision of Judge McMonagle in 2012 that found the Ohio BWC had illegally overcharged 270,000 Ohio employers for premiums hundreds of millions of dollars (San Allen, Inc., et al. vs Stephen Buehrer, Administrator, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation).
MAY 15, 2014 COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS JUDGE MCMONAGLE'S DECISION.
Appellate Court Upholds Court Ruling Against BWC
BWC Must Repay 270,000 Employers It Illegally Overcharged
CLEVELAND, OH -- In a scathing, unanimous 105 page decision released today, Ohio's Eighth Appellate District Court (Cuyahoga County) upheld the decision of Judge Richard McMonagle in late 2012 that found the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation had illegally overcharged 270,000 Ohio employers for premiums hundreds of millions of dollars (San Allen, Inc., et al. vs Stephen Buehrer, Administrator, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation). The Appellate Court determined that the Bureau engaged in an illegal and improper "cabal" of bureaucrats and lobbyists "who rigged workers' compensation insurance premium rates" for over fifteen years. The hundreds of thousands of non-group businesses suffered unlawful overcharges and thousands were driven out of business.
In July 2012 , Stryker announced the hip recall for Rejuvenate and ABG II. Patients experience pain, swelling and adverse local tissue reactions which makes device removal a requirement. Surgery to remove the device is called a revision and can be very complicated. Even if you are not experience any symptoms, Stryker is recommending blood and imaging testing to ensure the device is working properly.
According to current litigation, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip devices are allegedly defectively designed and cause patients to suffer osteolysis, adverse local tissue reactions, issue necrosis and other debilitating complications.
The number of patients joining the class action litigation is growing daily. If you are unsure if you have a Stryker Recall legal action, call or complete our evaluation form. An attorney will contact you directly to discuss your options.
NBC Channel 4 picks up on the class action we filed several years ago. BWC charged excessive workers' compensation premium rates to non-group rated employers.
Attorney Stuart Garson learned that these practices were seriously impacting small business owners and in some cases bankrupting small businesses. Attorney Garson and Attorney DeRoche filed the class action in January 2008.
Stuart Garson has always advocated for the underdog. Garson along with Jim DeRochehave dedicated much of their practice over the past 6+ years fighting for justice for Ohio small business owners.
We are proud and pleased that this story is finally getting the attention it deserves.