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Fees Can't Be Assessed on Carrier for Allegedly Unreasonable Delay in Authorizing Surgery 09/28/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that an insurance carrier was not liable for the payment of attorney fees for its allegedly unreasonable delay in authorizing surgery.   ...Read More
 
 

Foot and Ankle Specialist Joins OrthoAtlanta 09/25/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 143 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Minoo Hollis, a foot and ankle specialist, has joined OrthoAtlanta in Stockbridge. Hollis will provide care to patient...Read More
 
 

Fines for Uncorrected Errors in Unit Stat. Reports to Double Next Year 09/22/2017
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 254 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Carriers that fail to file their unit statistical reports to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurance Association will be fined $100 per month instead of the current $50, under a revision to the Minnesota Statistical Plan that will take effect July 1, the association announced. ...Read More
 
 

Former Insurance Broker Sentenced for Fraud 09/21/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former insurance broker has been sentenced to three to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to grand larceny and fraud. ...Read More
 
 

Former Airport Security Officer Pleads Guilty to Workers' Compensation Fraud 09/14/2017
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Employer
A former airport security officer has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining nearly $40,000 in federal workers’ compensation benefits. Richard ...Read More
 
 

Fraud Cleanup Starts Moving; Other Bills Heading to Governor's Desk 09/11/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2563 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A key legislative committee passed a measure intended to close possible loopholes in last year’s fraud-fighting bills while California lawmakers sent to the governor bills addressing apportionment discrimination and the makeup of State Compensation Insurance Fund’s board of direc...Read More
 
 

Forged Insurance Certificate Brings Fraud Conviction Against Contractor 09/08/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 506 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Georgia contractor was sentenced to eight years of probation, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $3,748 in restitution after pleading guilty to a premium fraud charge, the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday. ...Read More
 
 

Former CHP Officer Gets 6 Months in Jail for Overstating Physical Limitations 09/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1077 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former California Highway Patrol officer was sentenced to 180 days in jail and five years' probation after pleading no contest to insurance fraud, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. ...Read More
 
 

Failure to Switch to Allegedly Safer Saw Wasn't Tantamount to Removal of Safety Guard 09/06/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 196 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the failure to install a saw that allegedly had a better guard than the one that caused an injury was not tantamount to the removal of a safety guard on the first saw. ...Read More
 
 

Feud Sparked by Comp Claim Continues With Recusal Motion Against Judge 09/06/2017
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Churchville attorney and an Augusta County Circuit Court judge are engaged in another legal dispute in a feud that began, in part, with a workers’ compensation case, a newspaper reported. ...Read More
 
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