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Austin City Council Drops Lawsuit Against Firefighter 09/20/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 40 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Less than two weeks after an Austin firefighter complained to a news station about the city’s aggressive legal actions over her cancer claims, the City Council has voted to drop the lawsuit. ...Read More

Alliant Launches Specialty Subsidiary for Complex Risks 09/20/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 84 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 9 min read
Alliant Insurance Services announced the launch of subsidiary, called Imperium Consulting Group, that will work with clients to better manage commercial risks, and resolve complex claims and disputes. ...Read More

Another Pharmacist Pleads Guilty in Compounding Kickback Scheme 09/19/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 168 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
Another pharmacist has pleaded guilty in what federal authorities have said is the largest health care fraud case in Mississippi: a compounding pharmacy scheme that defrauded Tricare and other insurance programs of millions of dollars. ...Read More

Amendment to Statutory Interest Rate Doesn't Apply Retroactively 09/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 64 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 259 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that a 2017 change in the statutory interest rate for unpaid awards of compensation does not apply retroactively. ...Read More
Assigned Risk Rate to Decline 0.7% 09/17/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Jessica Looman has approved a 0.7% decrease in the assigned risk rate, to take effect Jan. 1, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association announced last week. The Assigned Risk Plan will continue to use a pure premium multiplier of 2...Read More

Average Charged Rates Fall Below 2012 Levels 09/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 224 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
California employers, on average, paid $2.38 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation coverage in the first three months of the year, according to a first quarter report published by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. ...Read More

Attorney, Politician Say Appeals Court Misunderstood Lawmaking Process 09/14/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals surprised both sides last week when it struck down a key provision of a sweeping workers’ compensation reform law, basing its ruling on a quirk in the legislative process that wasn’t even mentioned in legal arguments of the case. ...Read More
Advisory Committee Holding Roundtable Discussion 09/14/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
An advisory committee to the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is holding a roundtable discussion on how the state’s system helps injured workers return to employment. The New Mexico Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disable...Read More

AME Gets 84 Months for Transporting Child Porn 09/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1955 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A former agreed medical evaluator was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for transportation of child pornography, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office ...Read More

Arbitrator Nominees Could Face Extra Scrutiny From Senate This Year 09/07/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: IL | Segment: Top | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
What was once seen as a pedestrian job and a virtually automatic confirmation process has turned into anything but in the highly charged world of Illinois workers' compensation politics. ...Read More
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