Workplace Dangers: Chemical Exposure.
Workplace Dangers: Chemical Exposure. Groundskeeper with Cancer Sued Round-up Weed Killer Manufacturer Dewayne Johnson, a former groundskeeper, sued Monsanto (the maker of Round-Up) claiming the weed killer caused cancer and that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of the danger. Johnson was awarded $289 million dollars by a jury trial in San Francisco. Roundup Tragedy Continues […]READ MORE
Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Biomet Hip Replacement LawSuit
Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Biomet Hip Replacement LawSuit Punitive damages are sometimes awarded in addition to actual damages in a law suit. Punitive damages are considered financial punishment against a company for wrong doing or misconduct. Zimmer Bioment is currently involved in a multi-district litigation in Florida involving metal on metal hip replacements. Patients […]READ MORE
Successful Resolution of Hyatt M. Rhine vs. Ohio BWC
Successful Resolution of Hyatt M. Rhine vs. Ohio BWC *Injured workers charged retail price for prescriptions. *BWC reimbursed injured workers at a lower amount previously contracted with pharmacy. *Garson Johnson litigated to reimburse injured workers for the difference or overchargeREAD MORE
Case of Truckers Suing Pilot Flying J Ordered to Mediation
Case of Truckers Suing Pilot Flying J Ordered to Mediation Some trucking firms opted out of a class action against Pilot Flying J last year. In November 2013, a federal judged approved a $84.9 million settlement. The claimants that opted out have now been ordered to mediation. The cases were consolidated in federal court in Kentucky. […]READ MORE
BWC REACHES AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE TO SETTLE SAN ALLEN LAWSUIT
BWC REACHES AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE TO SETTLE SAN ALLEN LAWSUIT COLUMBUS – Today Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced that the bureau has reached an agreement in principle to settle the San Allen case, a class action lawsuit filed in 2007 against the State of Ohio over BWC pricing policies that were in […]READ MORE
Letter to the Editor- High premiums may force some to close doors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR- HIGH PREMIUMS MAY FORCE SOME TO CLOSE DOORS The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has charged small businesses rates that are becoming so high that it is a struggle to continue to operate from year to year. I have been in business for more than 37 years and employ more than 150 […]READ MORE
Greentown Volunteer Fire Department Ask Kasich to Pay Back Fire Stations. Lives Depend on it.
Greentown Volunteer Fire Department Ask Kasich to Pay Back Fire Stations. Lives Depend on it.READ MORE
Small Businesses Rally To BWC, Kasich: Pay Us Back
SMALL BUSINESSES RALLY TO BWC, KASICH: PAY US BACK Ohio small business owners rallied around the Bureau of Workers' Compensation office this week asking to be paid back. Over 270,000 businesses were overcharged. The Ohio BWC has the money set aside, but they are currently deciding if they should pay it back or appeal to the […]READ MORE
Editorial Board on Cleveland.com Replays the Ohio BWC Class Action and Says "The ADMINISTRATION should settle."
Editorial Board on Cleveland.com Replays the Ohio BWC Class Action and Says "The ADMINISTRATION should settle." Last week on Cleveland.com, the Editorial Board posted a recap of the Ohio BWC Class Action, group ratings, and the Appellate Court's decision to affirm the decision to pay back Ohio's small businesses. The article succinctly described the arguments and […]READ MORE
Media Picks Up On BWC Group Rating Class Action Litigation
MEDIA PICKS UP ON BWC GROUP RATING CLASS ACTION LITIGATION 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 /ohio-bwc-class-action. […]READ MORE
Small Business Members of NFIB, Ohio Chamber, Cose and OMA Owed More Than $73 Million in Ohio BWC Class Action
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 […]READ MORE
Head of BWC Talks About Allegations Into Overcharging of Small Businesses
HEAD OF BWC TALK ABOUT ALLEGATIONS INTO OVERCHARGING OF SMALL BUSINESSES 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 […]READ MORE
NBC4 Investigates: Why Does Ohio Owe Businesses $1 Billion?
NBC4 INVESTIGATES: WHY DOES OHIO OWE BUSINESSES $1 BILLION 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 […]READ MORE