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Advisory Council Meets Wednesday 10/08/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Advisory Council will meet Wednesday to discuss the state of the system, vital statistics, impartial medical exams and other items. Linda Turner, executive director of the Department of Industrial Accidents, will discuss the department'...Read More
 
 

Attorney-Owned Pharmacy Comes Up in Gubernatorial Debate 10/03/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 74 min read
The much-discussed issue of compounded medications and attorney-owned pharmacies made its way to the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election campaign this week.  ...Read More
 
 

Access-to-Care Report Draws Questions From CHSWC 09/28/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1014 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
OAKLAND, California — Only 3% of doctors in the state workers’ compensation system who participated in a survey last year said they were not accepting new WC patients, according to a study intended to assess injured workers’ access to medical care. ...Read More
 
 

Applicant Who Worked While on TTD Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail 09/28/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
A Northern California woman who was caught double-dipping was sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a felony workers’ compensation fraud charge, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. ...Read More
 
 

Attorney Disbarred for Pocketing Claimant's Settlement Checks 09/28/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred attorney Brian Wade Harter, of Delaware, Ohio, for stealing money from his clients, including workers’ compensation claimants. ...Read More
 
 

Attorney Suspended for Excessive Fee in Work Comp Fraud Case 09/27/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 160 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 12 min read
A Columbus attorney will lose his law license for one year after the Ohio Supreme Court found that he violated professional-conduct rules by accepting an excessive fee for representing a psychiatrist in a fraud case. ...Read More
 
 

Auto Liability Carrier Didn't Act in Bad Faith by Rejecting Settlement 09/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 428 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld the dismissal of a bad faith claim against an automobile liability insurance for failing to settle a personal injury suit without the approval of the workers’ compensation carrier for the injured motorist’s employer. ...Read More
 
 

After High Drama, Committee Passes Independent Contractor Registry Bill 09/26/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
A Pennsylvania House committee this week approved a measure, with amendments, that would clarify who can be considered an independent contractor, free from the benefits of workers’ compensation coverage — but not before drama erupted in the hearing and all Democrats walked out. ...Read More
 
 

AG Says City Contract With Claims Firm Must Be Released 09/26/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 135 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 60 min read
The Texas attorney general has stepped into the middle of a dispute between an injured Wichita Falls police officer and the city that has denied his workers' compensation claims. ...Read More
 
 

Advisory Council to Review NCCI Rate Filing 09/26/2018
State: TN | Segment: SOUTH | 222 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 309 min read
Tennessee’s Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation will review the National Council on Compensation Insurance's filing for a proposed 19% rate cut during a meeting in Nashville on Oct. 11. ...Read More
 
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