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Attorney Fee Cap Passes First House Hurdle 11/15/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1305 min read
The Florida House Commerce Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would cap claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour. ...Read More
 
 

Ann Arbor Risk Management Firm: Opioid Investigations on the Rise 11/14/2017
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 502 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
After painkiller costs rose several hundred thousand dollars on his company's prescription health plan, the human resources director of a Michigan auto parts factory discovered his company was "a prime target for people to deal" after hiring a risk management firm, ...Read More
 
 

Attorney Says OCDA Violated Immunity Deal to File Charges in Fraud Case 11/13/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1954 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A collections manager accused concealing kickbacks that Landmark Medical Management allegedly paid to providers who prescribed compound creams to injured workers in California should not have been charged because she was granted immunity before testifying in front of a grand jury, according ...Read More
 
 

After Constitutionality Ruling, Task Force Talks Modernizing State's Work Comp Law 11/13/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: AL | Segment: Top | 473 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Even though his challenge to the constitutionality of Alabama’s workers’ compensation scheme ended in a settlement last week, claimants’ attorney Lawrence King says he’s optimistic that change is coming, because the state bar has assembled a task force to talk about modern...Read More
 
 

AmTrust Reports $175M Loss in Q3 Amid 'Transformative Year' 11/10/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal
AmTrust Financial Services on Wednesday reported a net loss of $175 million for the third quarter of 2017, which Chief Executive Officer Barry Zyskind described as “a transformative ye...Read More
 
 

Auto-Parts Plant Fined $309K Following Finger Amputation 11/09/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
An auto-parts manufacturer in Buford, Georgia, is facing $308,906 in proposed penalties after two employee injuries, including a finger amputation, this year. ...Read More
 
 

Agency Proposes Electronic Filing of Medical Bills 11/09/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 312 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 96 min read
The Department of Labor and Workforce Development has posted proposed rules that would require all health care providers who treat injured workers to submit their bills electroni...Read More
 
 

AmTrust's $327M Loss Reserve Increase Worries Analysts 11/08/2017
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1462 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 5 min read
Concerns about the adequacy of loss reserves at AmTrust Financial Services have prompted A.M. Best to place the company’s rating under review, with negative implications, and another analyst to downgrade his recommendation on AmTrust from “buy” to “neutral.” ...Read More
 
 

Ammonia Release Prompts Safety Citations for Ice Company 11/07/2017
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 199 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Hawaiian Ice Co. in Honolulu is facing $107,800 in penalties after an incident in which 3,900 pounds of anhydrous ammonia was released, requiring evacuations and medical treatment of workers. ...Read More
 
 

AIG Sues Dozens Over Spinal Surgery Kickbacks 11/06/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3043 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 52 min read
American International Group and affiliated carriers filed a civil complaint in a California federal court against two dozen companies and providers it claims participated in the Pacific Hospital of Long Beach kickback scheme. ...Read More
 
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