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Applied Underwriters Applauds Dismissal of RICO Charges 10/30/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 419 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Applied Underwriters Inc. said the decision of a federal judge in California to dismiss racketeering allegations raised in a pair of purported class action claims over its EquityComp program was “particularly meaningful” because it proves the company properly communicated to its clien...Read More

Amerisafe Struggles Against Multi-Line Competitors; Q3 Profit Dips 10/30/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 169 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Amerisafe has reported net income for the third quarter of $16.6 million, a 7.4% decrease from $17.9 million in the same quarter last year. ...Read More

Agency Will Showcase New Field Office 10/27/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 287 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation will unveil its new San Antonio field office at a ribbon-cutting ceremony that begins at 11 a.m. today. ...Read More

Appellate Court Reviewing Five-Year Cap on TD Payments 10/26/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1723 | 1 | Popular with Legal
The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board “judicially rewrote” a statutory cap on temporary disability duration by awarding benefits to an injured worker for a period more than five years after he was injured, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute argues ...Read More

Agency Proposes Several Amendments to Comply With Reform Legislation 10/26/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 228 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing several amendments to Iowa Code Chapter 85 to conform to legislative changes enacted as part of House File 518. ...Read More

Audit: State Work Comp Program Chief Approved $3.1M in Questionable Claims 10/25/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 321 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An audit of Kentucky’s workers’ compensation program for state workers has accused former program chief Mary Hook of approving $3.1 million in questionable claims to volunteer firefighters based on the “undue influence” of the state’s chief fire official, Ronnie Day....Read More

AG Asks Feds to Treat Opioid Industry as Criminal Enterprise 10/25/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 302 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking that the federal government pursue opioid manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. ...Read More

Attorneys General Urge PBMs to Curb Prescription Opioid Use 10/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 348 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the country has sent letters to 15 pharmacy benefit management companies, urging them to implement programs to reduce prescription opioid abuse. ...Read More

AIG Names Thomas Leonardi EVP for Government Affairs 10/25/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal
American International Group Inc. has hired former Connecticut insurance commissioner Thomas Leonardi as the company’s executive vice president of government affairs, public policy and communications. ...Read More
Anne Schmitz Named WCAB Secretary 10/24/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board named Anne Schmitz as its secretary, effective immediately. Schmitz, a deputy commissioner, served as acting secretary since Aug. 31. She is taking over the position on a permanent basis to replace Richard Newman, secretary and deputy commissi...Read More
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