Month: June 2012

Defense rests in Sandusky sex abuse trial without him testifying

By Ian Simpson BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – The defense in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse trial rested its case on Wednesday without calling the former Penn State University assistant football coach to the witness stand despite his lawyer previously saying he would testify. An overflow crowd was present in the courtroom in anticipation of Sandusky’s … Read more

Most job injury costs not paid by workers’ comp

UC DAVIS (US) —Workers’ compensation insurance is not used nearly as much as it should be to cover the multi-billion-dollar price tag for workplace illnesses and injuries in the United States. Instead, almost 80 percent of these costs are paid by employer-provided health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other disability funds, employees, and other … Read more