State: KY | Segment: Top | 375 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An audit of Kentucky’s workers’ compensation program for state workers has accused former program chief Mary Hook of approving $3.1 million in questionable claims to volunteer firefighters based on the “undue influence” of the state’s chief fire official, Ronnie Day....Read More
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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking that the federal government pursue opioid manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 399 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the country has sent letters to 15 pharmacy benefit management companies, urging them to implement programs to reduce prescription opioid abuse.
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American International Group Inc. has hired former Connecticut insurance commissioner Thomas Leonardi as the company’s executive vice president of government affairs, public policy and communications.
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 528 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board named Anne Schmitz as its secretary, effective immediately.
Schmitz, a deputy commissioner, served as acting secretary since Aug. 31. She is taking over the position on a permanent basis to replace Richard Newman, secretary and deputy commissi...Read More
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1423 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Groups of workers' advocates have continued to pressure the state Workers' Compensation Board to not adopt rules that would change how impairment ratings are decided — a move, they say, that would reduce benefits.
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reprimanded a Valdosta-based claimants’ attorney for having admittedly acquired a pecuniary interest in a former’s client’s settlement funds while still representing the client.
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals upheld an award of benefits to a worker who admittedly provided incorrect information about his work and medical histories during the discovery process for a comp claim.