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Lawmaker Renews Effort to Get Claims Database for Employers 01/12/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, is taking another run at requiring the Division of Workers’ Compensation to develop and maintain a claims database. ...Read More
El Paso Seminar Rescheduled for Health Care Providers 01/12/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 79 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Division of Workers’ Compensation and the El Paso Small Business Development Center have rescheduled a seminar for health care providers and staff. Instead of Feb. 8, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at El Paso Community College, ASC Auditorium, 9050 Viscount...Read More

BWC to Host a Pair of Safety and Health Conferences 01/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Registration has opened for two annual health and safety conferences hosted by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

DWC Accepting Applications for P&T Committee 01/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 513 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting applications from providers and pharmacists interested in serving on the committee that will advise the administrative director on updates to the prescription drug formulary that went into effect at the start of the year. ...Read More

Orange County's Shaddi Kamiabipour Named Prosecutor of the Year 01/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 481 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Shaddi Kamiabipour, senior deputy district attorney for Orange County, has been named prosecutor of the year by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. ...Read More

AmTrust's Founding Family Proposes Privatization 01/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 336 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Following a troubled year in 2017, AmTrust Financial Services announced that a private equity firm and members of its founding family want to privatize the company by buying all the common stock the family doesn’t already own. ...Read More

Judge in Massive Multi-District Opioid Litigation: Settling Will Do More for Epidemic 01/11/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal judge presiding over more than 200 lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has encouraged attorneys to settle rather than push the multi-district litigation to trial, saying he believes a settlement could have a more meaningful and immediate impact on the country’s ...Read More

Uber Agrees to Settle Class Action, Denies Taking Comp Premiums From Drivers 01/11/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: Top | 150 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Uber agreed to pay more than 2,000 New York drivers $3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges the ride-share company illegally took a 2.5% workers’ compensation premium surcharge from drivers instead of passengers. ...Read More

4th Circuit Upholds Award of Black Lung Benefits for Miner 01/11/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 92 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Three times was the charm for a coal miner who secured an affirmance of black lung benefits from the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals after twice having the court reverse his awards. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Starts Sending Notices by Email 01/11/2018
State: NC | Segment: SOUTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has been sending attorneys of record notice of opinions and award by email since the start of they year. The commission said it will use only certified mail to provide notice when it does not know an attorney’s email address, or when notifyin...Read More
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