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Feds Arrange Undercover Sting to Nab Malingering Postal Worker 08/29/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 2582 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal agents set up a sting that involved taking a malingering workers’ compensation claimant on a three-day kayaking trip as part of an effort to prove that she was lying about her inability to work following an injury. ...Read More
 
 

Father Can't Assert Seaworthiness Claim for Boating Accident That Killed Son 08/24/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 300 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal trial court judge ruled that the father of a 5-year old boy who was killed in a boating accident could not assert a viable claim against the owner of the ship allegedly at fault for a breach of the duty of seaworthiness. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Grand Jury Issues New Charges Against Owner of Several Carriers 08/24/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal grand jury added 19 new fraud counts against a Rockford man who owned several insurance firms and allegedly took more than 100 clients for more than $800,000. ...Read More
 
 

Former Coal Miner Waited Too Long to Appeal Denial of Black Lung Claim 08/23/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 297 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a former coal miner missed the deadline to seek review of the denial of his claim for Black Lung Benefits by waiting for the Benefits Review Board decision on his request for reconsideration. ...Read More
 
 

Finance Department Comes Out in Opposition to Apportionment, RTW Fund Bills 08/22/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2066 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has announced its opposition to bills that would prohibit apportioning permanent disability to conditions related to pregnancy and require the state to spend all of the $120 million earmarked each year for the Return-to-Work Supplement Program. ...Read More
 
 
Funeral Arrangements Announced for Commission Arbitrator Robert Falcioni 08/21/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Visitation for Robert Falcioni, who served as an arbitrator with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission for 20 years, will be held Tuesday, the commission said. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, at Orr Road, in Chicago Heights...Read More
 
 

Fraud Fighters to Convene for Two-Day Conference 08/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1056 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Employers’ Fraud Task Force is hosting “The Big 2017 Fraud Fighting Conference” on Aug. 24-25 at the Pala Resort and Casino in northern San Diego County. ...Read More
 
 

Firefighter Death Benefits to Increase Based on Consumer Price Index 08/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 370 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Department of Financial Services has proposed an amendment to Rule 69A-64.005 to adjust the firefighter death benefits based on the Consumer Price Index. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Judge Allows Applied Underwriters to Argue EquityComp Is Not Insurance Plan 08/15/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A company whose large-deductible workers' compensation insurance program is banned in several states is allowed to argue in Virginia federal court that signing up for the program involves signing a contract for reinsurance rather than a traditional insurance contract, a federal appellate judg...Read More
 
 

Former Insurance Company Worker Charged With Stealing From Customers 08/15/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 470 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Blount County woman is accused of stealing $38,000 from customers of her former insurance company employer, according to the Alabama Department of Insurance and county District Attorney’s Office. ...Read More
 
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