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Doctor Challenges Jury Instructions in Appeal of Fraud Conviction 09/21/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 874 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A doctor serving a 10-year prison sentence says the federal jury in Southern California that convicted him of 39 counts of fraud wasn’t properly instructed on how to interpret the law prohibiting kickbacks. ...Read More

Governor Signs OSIP Data Reporting, CalOSHA Record-Keeping Bill 09/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill allowing the publication of some information related to the cost of public self-insured programs and clarifying the time frame during which employers can be penalized for failing to abide workplace safety record-keeping requirements ...Read More

Waste Hauler Fined $46K After Worker Fatality 09/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 329 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
After Bay Area garbage hauler was run over by his own truck, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited his employer for failing to ensure that the truck’s safety restraint was in good working order, and for failing to ensure that that it wasn’t used by workers dr...Read More

Columnist: WCAB Move Fits Pattern of Rewarding Friends With Patronage 09/21/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to appoint a high school classmate to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board fits with a pattern of rewarding friends with political appointments since the start of his third term in 2011, according to ...Read More

Paradigm Deal Illustrates Interest in Catastrophic Care 09/21/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 262 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 97 min read
Paradigm Outcomes, a provider of medical management for catastrophically injured workers, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by OMERS Private Equity, the companies announced Thursday. ...Read More

Low Pay, More Vacancies for WC Judge Positions 09/21/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
Last year, the Texas Legislature changed the title of workers’ compensation hearing officers to administrative law judges. That may have been an attempt to give the judges the honorific they deserve and smooth over some simmering frustrations, attorneys say. ...Read More

Worker's Failure to Timely File Brief in Carrier-Initiated Appeal Didn't Preclude Award of Fees 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A unanimous Oregon Court of Appeals this week ruled that a worker was not precluded from receiving an award of fees for the services provided by his attorney to defend an administrative law judge’s finding of compensability. ...Read More

Intervening High Court Ruling Entitled Injured Police Officer to Summary Judgment 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 67 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a police officer was entitled to summary judgment on his personal injury claim against a motorist who had struck him as he was conducting an inspection of parked cars. ...Read More

Worker Can't Renew Opposition to Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim 09/21/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a construction worker was not entitled to renew his opposition to a motion for summary judgment on his Labor Law claim based on a recent ruling from a different department. ...Read More

Jeff Borkowski Named CEO at ClearPath Mutual 09/21/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The board of directors of ClearPath Mutual Insurance Co. has appointed Jeff Borkowski as the company’s chief executive officer.   ...Read More
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