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Court Tosses $935,000 Malpractice Verdict for Worker's Widow 06/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
The Connecticut Appellate Court set aside a jury’s award of $935,000 in damages to a worker’s widow on her claim of malpractice against the attorney who had represented her late husband in a personal injury action. ...Read More

Court Overturns Summary Judgments in Labor Law Action by Worker Injured Installing Sign 06/26/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim for injuries received while installing a sign at a retail property. ...Read More

Chiropractor Sentenced to Three Years for Role in Fraud Ring 06/26/2018
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 669 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
A New Jersey chiropractor was sentenced to three years in prison for playing a leading role in a medical fraud ring that bilked insurance carriers out of almost $4 million. ...Read More

Cleaning Co. Owners Convicted of Premium Fraud Ordered to Pay $124,602 06/25/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 313 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The owners of a Northern California cleaning company convicted on multiple counts of felony workers’ compensation fraud and tax evasion were ordered to pay $124,602 in restitution, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office ...Read More

Committees Begin Tackling Formulary, Benefits Extension Rules Required by HB2 06/25/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 82 min read
Three months after the Kentucky legislature passed a sweeping workers' compensation bill, and six months before a statutory deadline, regulators are working to create a drug formulary, new prescribing guidelines and a process for extending limits on medical benefits. ...Read More

Court Overturns Board's Denial of Coverage for Oxycodone 06/25/2018
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
The District of Columbia’s highest court last week overturned a decision of the Compensation Review Board that had denied a worker’s request for coverage of his oxycodone prescription as not medically reasonable or necessary. ...Read More

CopperPoint Re-Elects Four Board Members 06/22/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Arizona-based CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. announced the re-election of four members of its board of directors: LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers, Marc Schmittlein, Donald A. Smith Jr. and Stephen Tully. ...Read More

Contractor With Four Worker Fatalities Cited Again 06/22/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 70 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A South Florida utility contractor has been cited for exposing employees to trench cave-ins and other hazards, and is facing $18,659 in proposed penalties. ...Read More

Chubb Announces Appointments in Mid-Market Segment 06/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
Chubb has named Paul Lewis industry practice leader for the company’s North America commercial insurance mid-market segment. ...Read More

Court Denies Interlocutory Review of Ruling on Worker's Status as 'Seaman' 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 122 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
A Texas appellate court denied an employer’s petition for interlocutory review of a trial judge’s determination that its employee was a Jones Act seaman at the time of his alleged injury while being transported to shore. ...Read More
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