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Racketeering Allegations Added to EquityComp Class Action Complaints 06/26/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 585 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The administrators of the EquityComp program ended their battle with the California Department of Insurance, but employers who say they were scammed are now bringing allegations of racketeering in class-action complaints. ...Read More

WCAB Asked to Revisit Decision Invalidating 2009 MTUS Provision on Home Care 06/26/2017
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 622 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Frances Stevens case, which resulted in a ruling that restricted the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's ability to overturn independent medical review decisions, has re-emerged as a challenge to the WCAB's ability to overrule medical treatment guidelines. ...Read More

Employer Accuses Brokers of Providing False Certificate of Coverage 06/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Central California employer is suing insurance brokers, two brokerage firms and a professional employer organization of selling her bogus workers’ compensation coverage. ...Read More

Ethics Committee Affirms Judicial Violations on Six Complaints 06/26/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 519 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee identified five violations of judicial ethics and one “technical violation” in 42 complaints it resolved last year. ...Read More

Business Owner Gets 5 Years in $5.6 Million Payroll Fraud Scheme 06/26/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The owner of a Southern California paving company and property management firm was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud for underreporting millions of dollars in payroll, according to a ...Read More

Bureau Cancels Impairment Rating Decisions in Wake of Protz Ruling 06/26/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 273 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation has suspended all independent rating evaluations in reaction to last week's Supreme Court decision striking down the impairment rating evaluation process as unconstitutional. ...Read More

House Republicans Revive Proposals for Formulary, Medicare-Based Fee Schedule 06/26/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Republicans in the Illinois House of Representatives are using the 10-day special session, called by the governor to get a budget passed, to take another run at overhauling the state’s workers’ compensation system with a Medicare-based fee schedule and drug formulary. ...Read More

Administrator Loses Comp Defense Battle With AG Madigan 06/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that the director of the state Department of Central Management Services could not disqualify the state attorney general from defending the state against a comp claim filed by a worker claiming to be a state employee. ...Read More

AWCC to Relocate Commissioners' Offices Friday 06/26/2017
State: AR | Segment: SOUTH | 87 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission will relocate commissioners' offices to the commission's headquarters at 324 Spring St. in Little Rock, ...Read More

Court Revives Former Comp Judge's Claims for Unpaid Wages 06/26/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Louisiana appellate court has revived a former comp judge’s claim that the Louisiana Workforce Commission short-changed him on his wages when he left his job in December 2015. ...Read More
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