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Deja Wu: Judge Who Halted Lien Activation Fee 'Inclined' to Block Lien Stays

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Monday, July 17, 2017 | 2384 | 0 | 0 min read

The federal judge who enjoined the California Division of Workers’ Compensation from collecting lien activation fees in 2013 said last week that he is “inclined” to prohibit the division from staying liens filed by providers who have been accused of fraud and other crimes relating to the practice of medicine. Judge George H. Wu U.S. District Judge George H. Wu issued a tentative decision Thursday, saying he has “serious concerns” that Labor Code Section 4615 created by Senate Bill 1160 “affords no due process for lien holders.” The statute requires...

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