CA - LAPD Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Work Comp Fraud
A nine-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department was arrested on fraud charges for allegedly engaging in physical activities that were not consistent with his claimed injury.
The department said Jason Gordon, 48, was arrested Jan. 17 on a felony warrant for alleged workers’ compensation fraud and attempted perjury. Gordon in 2015 filed a claim for an injury he claimed to have suffered while working for the department’s Valley Traffic Division.
The LAPD said its investigators working with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Healthcare Fraud Division and the Lo.
MT - Lawsuit Asks Court to Stop MSF Management Fee
A handful of employers and employer organizations have filed a lawsuit seeking to block a 3% management fee on the Montana State Fund’s investment portfolio that lawmakers approved in November to help close a $227 million budget deficit, according to a report by the Helena Independent Record.
The lawsuit filed Monday claims that the management fee that would cover costs the state incurred in fighting wildfires last year amounts to an improper taking of money that policyholders paid for workers’ compensation coverage, the Independent Record reports.
The fee is not based on actual .
OR - Board Starting ALJ Surveys; Results Coming in March
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Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Board will start sending practitioners links to comment on the performance of administrative law judges, results of which will be posted in March.
Every year, the board sends out a survey to practicing attorneys asking them to rate administrative judges on their knowledge of the state’s workers’ compensation law, temperament, capability to handle hearings, diligence and efficiency. Results of the anonymous surveys are taken into consideration during formal reviews of sitting judges conducted every four years.
The Workers’ Compensat.