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Court Sorts Out Fee Dispute Between Worker's Old Attorneys and New Counsel 02/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 148 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 65 min read
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that an injured worker’s former attorneys were entitled to payment on the full amount of their lien against the settlement she secured with the assistance of her new counsel. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Verdict Awarding Worker Benefits for Car Accident 02/02/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld a jury’s verdict awarding benefits to a state employee injured in a car accident while traveling to a training session. ...Read More
 
 

CRC Contractor Makes Good First Impression in MSP Community 02/01/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 310 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 15 min read
A new contractor will take the helm of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Commercial Repayment Center this month, and those in the Medicare secondary payer field are cautiously optimistic about the transition. ...Read More
 
 

Court Grants Writ Allowing for Hearing on Death Benefit Entitlement for Worker's Sister 02/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 93 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
An Ohio appellate court issued a writ of mandamus granting a worker's sister a hearing on her entitlement to death benefits, even though the Industrial Commission had already agreed to hold the hearing and the sister had refused to accept the commission's stipulation. ...Read More
 
 

Committee Passes Bill to Extend Hospital Billing Rate 02/01/2018
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 88 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
The Utah Senate Business and Labor Committee unanimously passed a bill that would extend a law requiring workers’ compensation carriers and self-insured employers to pay 85% of a hospital’s billed charges in the absence of a contract setting reimbursement rates. ...Read More
 
 

Capper, Administrator Ordered to Forfeit $1.1 Million in Proceeds From Referral Scheme 01/31/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1847 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
A federal judge ordered a capper and his administrator to forfeit more than $1.1 million in criminal proceeds from a Southern California referral scheme that generated at least  $9.5 million in workers’ compensation claims. ...Read More
 
 

Committee Passes Disputed Claims Bill; Hearings Scheduled on Other Measures 01/31/2018
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 119 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 59 min read
The Hawaii House of Representatives' Labor Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit employers from disputing claims without reasonable cause. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Dismissal of Injured Worker's Retaliatory Discharge Claim 01/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0
An Ohio appellate court ruled that an employer was entitled to summary judgment on a worker’s claim that he had been fired in retaliation for pursuing workers’ compensation benefits. ...Read More
 
 

Court Upholds Jury's Expansion of Worker's Claim, Award of Lifetime Income Benefits 01/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Texas appellate court upheld a jury’s award finding a worker had 13 additional compensable conditions resulting from his fall from a ladder and that he was entitled to lifetime income benefits for his injuries. ...Read More
 
 

Couple Accused of Running $65M Scheme to Prescribe Compounded Drugs 01/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1035 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
The federal government has moved to prosecute a Tennessee couple accused of running a kickback scheme to unlawfully prescribe $65 million worth of compounded medications to active-duty sailors and Marines in the San Diego area.  ...Read More
 
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