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Auto Auction to Pay $200K to OSHA After Runaway Vehicle Kills 5 04/12/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 144 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Operators of a Massachusetts auto auction will pay $200,000 in penalties after being cited for 16 health and safety violations following a May 2017 accident in which a sport utility vehicle fatally struck five people, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced. ...Read More

Attorney Charged With Paying Kickbacks Claims He's Not Competent to Stand Trial 04/11/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2601 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
An attorney accused of paying kickbacks to providers who referred workers’ compensation patients to have shockwave procedures performed by a company he owned is asking the U.S. District Court for Southern California to schedule a hearing to determine whether he is mentally competent to stan...Read More

ACOEM Wants Greater Focus on Functional Improvement in Opioid Treatment 04/10/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 518 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
While many recent efforts to combat the opioid crisis have focused on restricting initial prescriptions for the painkillers, others are attacking the issue from the angle of opioid use by chronic pain patients. ...Read More

Attorneys' Procedural Mistake Won't Bar Workers From Advancing Claims Against BP 04/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 153 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
A federal trial court judge in Louisiana is allowing two BP Exploration & Production employees to move forward with their claims that they were sickened by their chemical exposures while participating in the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. ...Read More

ASC Welcomes Jim Matthews as National Account Executive 04/09/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 194 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
Alternative Service Concepts, a national third-party claims administrator, has hired Jim Matthews as a national account executive in the company’s Norcross, Georgia, office. ...Read More

Anti-Fraud Plans Find New Home in Department Rulebook 04/03/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Insurers and investigators looking for guidance on filing their anti-fraud plans may soon be surprised to find the rules are missing. That's because the Florida Department of Financial Services has done some housekeeping to reorganize rules on the books.  ...Read More

AG Says DIR Complying With Lien Stay Injunction, Contempt Claim Lacks Merit 03/30/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
California’s top law enforcement official says the Department of Industrial Relations is in full compliance with the lien stay injunction handed down in December, and a federal judge should dismiss a motion seeking to hold the agency in contempt. ...Read More

Attorneys Seek Review of WCC's Jurisdiction on Retaliation Claims 03/28/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 203 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A trio of Oklahoma attorneys on Tuesday filed a request with the state Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of the statutory grant of jurisdiction to the Workers' Compensation Commission to hear retaliation claims. ...Read More

Attorneys Hopeful for Quick Filling of Latest WCAB Vacancy 03/27/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1704 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Attorneys hope Gov. Jerry Brown will act quickly to fill at least one vacancy on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. ...Read More

ALJ Erred in Rejecting Testimony of Worker's Medical Expert 03/27/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Kentucky Supreme Court ordered an administrative law judge to revisit the evidence in a worker’s claim for benefits based on a cumulative trauma injury, since the record established that the judge erred in rejecting the opinion of the worker’s medical expert. ...Read More
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