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Look hard at the risks involved before leaping into the cloud

By: Edgar Germer

Published July 31, 2016 - 12:01am CST

“Cloud computing” has been an information technology darling since it became increasingly widespread over the past decade. Offering more flexible, accessible and less-expensive resources, cloud computing is an attractive alternative to traditional computing environments. But it has its costs, including increased security risks and web-based threats, particularly as it accessed...

Attorney fee rulings set to alter execution, costs of comp cases

By: Jim Woods and Jeyshree Ramachandran

Published July 17, 2016 - 12:01am CST

A long-standing principle governing workers compensation cases provides access to an attorney who will help the injured worker litigate the case efficiently and capably. To give attorneys incentive to take on such cases and to ease the burden on an injured worker to find a capable attorney, attorneys receive their fees from the worker's damage award. Jim Woods and Jeyshree Ramachandran of Mayer...

Risk managers face new liabilities in web of medical payment rules

By: David Farber

Published July 03, 2016 - 12:01am CST

Medicare Secondary Payer requirements have had a costly effect on claims settlements. While the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers, or SMART, Act helped solve many significant problems, risk managers face a new set of liability risks that have arisen over the past four years. David Farber, a partner at King & Spalding L.L.P., outlines the issues that risk managers need to address.

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