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Fee Award Warranted for Assistance of Counsel in Getting Settlement Set Aside 11/30/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court upheld a worker’s entitlement to an award of $3,800 in attorney fees for the assistance of her attorney in getting a prior settlement of a comp claim set aside. ...Read More
 
 

Fraud Update On Tap for Next CHSWC Meeting 11/29/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 948 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Commissioners of California’s labor-management advisory panel will hear a brief on fraud-fighting efforts during their next meeting Dec. 15 in Oakland. ...Read More
 
 

Former Commissioner Narrows Discrimination Lawsuit 11/28/2017
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 347 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The attorney for a former Iowa workers’ compensation commissioner who alleges then-Gov. Terry Branstad discriminated against him because he is gay has narrowed the scope of his lawsuit  and plans to take it to trial next year. ...Read More
 
 

Firefighter Had Been Denied Fair Hearing on Disability Retirement 11/27/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Appellate Court ruled that a firefighter was entitled to a new hearing on her entitlement to disability retirement benefits because she had been denied a fair hearing the first time around. ...Read More
 
 

Farm Labor Contractors Sentenced to 250 Days in Jail for Premium Fraud 11/21/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 647 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The father-and-son owners of a Monterey County farm labor contracting business were sentenced to 250 days in jail and ordered to pay $382,951.59 in restitution after pleading guilty to four felony counts of insurance fraud.  ...Read More
 
 

FDA: Nerve-Stimulation Device Relieves Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms 11/20/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 322 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing authorization of the first device used to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. ...Read More
 
 

Formulary Committee Meeting Dec. 7 11/20/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 446 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An ad hoc committee of the Montana Employment Relations Division will continue discussion plans for implementing a prescription drug formulary for injured workers during a meeting in December. ...Read More
 
 

Fire Chief: Denial of 9/11 Benefits Is Political Move 11/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 544 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Utica's fire chief says that the city's refusal to pay him benefits for an illness he developed after responding to the 9/11 attacks is "strictly political," ...Read More
 
 

Fee Schedule, Guideline and Classification Rule Updates on Tap for 2018 11/17/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 527 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Colorado regulators anticipate updating the workers’ compensation medical fee schedule and medical treatment guidelines next year, as well as revising penalties assessed to employers for improperly misclassifying workers, according to the 2018 regulatory agenda that the Department of Labor ...Read More
 
 

FDA Approves Drug With Sensor That Detects When Pill's Been Taken 11/15/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the U.S. that includes a sensor inside pills that can detect whether a patient has taken them. The drug, Abilify MyCit...Read More
 
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