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Former Temp Agency Head to Report for 2-Year Federal Sentence March 1 01/17/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A woman in charge of several Massachusetts temporary employment agencies will report to federal prison on March 1 to serve a two-year sentence on tax evasion charges. ...Read More
WCA: Annual Expenditure Reports Due by Feb. 15 01/17/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 68 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Carriers and self-insured employers must file annual expenditure reports by Feb. 15, the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration announced Tuesday. The annual reports detail the number of medical-only claims and the number of indemnity cases in calendar year 2017. Carriers a...Read More

Tracie Lawson Named President of Physician Partners of America 01/17/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 55 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Physician Partners of America has named Tracie Lawson its first president. ...Read More

PTSD Presumption Bill Clears Second Committee Hurdle 01/17/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee voted 8-0 on Tuesday to favorably report a bill that would compensate first responders for lost wages for mental injuries without corresponding physical injuries, commonly called “mental-mental” claims. ...Read More

Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Worker's Claim of Injury 01/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 139 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court overturned a worker’s grant of summary judgment on the issue of liability under the Labor Law for his alleged injuries from a falling piece of rebar. ...Read More

Court Tosses Negligence Claim, Grants Judgment Under Labor Law 01/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that an out-of-possession landlord was entitled to summary judgment dismissing a construction worker’s claims of negligence, but the worker was entitled to summary judgment on his claim for liability under the Labor Law. ...Read More

Contractor Sentenced for Comp Fraud and Other Crimes 01/17/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Middleton man who posed as a licensed building contractor has been sentenced to at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to 42 charges, including workers’ compensation fraud. ...Read More

Amendments Adopted for Medical Reimbursements, Payment Rules 01/17/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has adopted amendments to three rules that become effective Feb. 25, and deal with inpatient hospital and medical fee schedules and rules for medical payment. ...Read More

Agency Withdraws Expedited Rule for Intervention Practices 01/17/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 96 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings has posted notice that it intends to withdraw proposed rules under the expedited rule-making process regarding workers&rsqu...Read More

Mastermind of Pacific Hospital Scheme to Serve More Than Five Years 01/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michael D. Drobot will serve more than five years in federal prison and pay $500,000 in criminal fines for devising a scheme to pay at least $40 million in kickbacks to dozens of providers as part of a plot that federal prosecutors say generated $500 million in fraudulent bills. ...Read More
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