State News : Minnesota

NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.

Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.


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On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed the SMART Act into law. The SMART Act revises the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and penalties associated with Section 111 Reporting. It creates a framework to simplify the process of resolving conditional payment liens. The Act sets a three-year statute of limitations for conditional payment recovery lawsuits. It also revises the mandatory $1,000.00 a day penalty for late reporting and orders the Secretary of HHS to publish new rules on penalties for late reporting. The Act further requires an exception to penalties when the responsible reporting entity has made “good faith efforts to identify a beneficiary. . . for reporting information.”

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