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PA - Bureau Cancels Impairment Rating Decisions in Wake of Protz Ruling

By Emily Brill (Reporter)
06/26/2017 | 271 | 0 | 0 min read

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. Glenn Neiman The bureau sent a notice to stakeholders . Read More

CA - Racketeering Allegations Added to EquityComp Class Action Complaints

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
06/26/2017 | 580 | 0 | 0 min read

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. Two related complaints filed in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Californi. Read More


LA - Court Revives Former Comp Judge's Claims for Unpaid Wages

By WorkCompCentral
06/26/2017 | 113 | 0 | 0 min read

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. Carey Holliday Carey Holliday asserted he was owed $5,868.34 for the “premium pay” paid to district . Read More

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NATL. - Sams: Inaction by Lawmakers Not Always a Partisan Divide

By Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
06/26/2017 | 166 | 0 | min read

Single-party rule clearly is no guarantee that government will find solutions to the problems at hand.  Sams In both Oklahoma and Florida, state lawmakers failed to amend any of the laws that their high courts ruled were unconstitutional. In each state, Republicans hold solid majorities in . Read More

IL - Administrator Loses Comp Defense Battle With AG Madigan

By WorkCompCentral
06/26/2017 | 158 | 0 | 0 min read

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. Attorney General Lisa Madigan Case: Hoffman. Read More

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CA - Business Owner Gets 5 Years in $5.6 Million Payroll Fraud Scheme

06/26/2017 | 388 | 0 | 0 min read

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 report by the Orange County Register. Darrin S. Wilson, 52, on Thursday ple. Read More

CA - Ethics Committee Affirms Judicial Violations on Six Complaints

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
06/26/2017 | 514 | 0 | 0 min read

The Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee identified five violations of judicial ethics and one “technical violation” in 42 complaints it resolved last year. In one case, a medical lien representative alleged a defense attorney sent an ex parte letter to a judge that was. Read More

PA - 4 Charged With Forging, Filling Oxycodone Prescriptions

06/26/2017 | 126 | 0 | 0 min read

The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has announced charges against four Central Pennsylvania residents who allegedly wrote and filled opioid prescriptions using a fraudulently obtained prescription pad. After prosecutors presented the case to a state grand jury, Arielle Rue, Girley Living. Read More

WA - L&I Starts Work on 2018 Premiums

06/26/2017 | 106 | 0 | 0 min read

The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries published a preproposal statement of inquiry initiating the start of rule-making activity to set 2018 workers’ compensation premium rates. The department said it is required by law to set rates that are the lowest necessary to maintain a. Read More