Louisiana workers' comp bill gets governor's veto

07/7/2009 | Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

A Louisiana bill aimed at extending the period for injured workers to file workers' compensation claims from two to three years was vetoed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. Private employers would lose about $7.9 million under the proposed measure, which could adversely affect premiums and litigation expenses, Jindal said. PCI and other groups urged him not to sign the legislation, he added.

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