Feb 10, 2023 | Cleveland Office

Magistrate Ruling Vacates Ohio BWC Decision On 2018 Group Retrospective Refunds

"On February 6, 2023, a magistrate for the Tenth District Ohio Court of Appeals ruled in favor of plaintiff Kent Elastomer Products, Inc. of Kent, Ohio, vacating a 2020 Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) decision to withhold 2018 Group Retrospective program refunds from participating Ohio employers. Kent Elastomer's Third-Party Administrator (TPA) for workers' compensation, Spooner, Inc., based in Westlake, Ohio, also aided in the formal complaint process. The employer was represented by Doug Spiker of Roetzel & Andress. Together, they presented the winning argument that resulted in this unprecedented victory for Ohio employers."

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