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Governor Considers Clemency for 'Coingate' Convict 06/12/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 270 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is weighing a recommendation to oppose clemency for a man serving an 18-year prison sentence for stealing from a $50 million rare-coin fund he oversaw for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. ...Read More

Greenwalt Resigns from EPA, Becomes Counsel to WC Commission 06/08/2018
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 221 | 3 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The senior attorney for the embattled head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has resigned from the federal agency and will soon become general counsel for the Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission. ...Read More

Governor Names Chastain as WC Board Appeals Judge 06/07/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 18 min read
Terry Chastain Georgia Gov. Nathan D...Read More

Greitens Signs WC Notice, PEO Registration Bills Into Law Hours Before Resigning 06/06/2018
State: MO | Segment: SOUTH | 295 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
Just hours before he resigned amid a sexual misconduct scandal, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed into law two bills affecting workers and employer organizations. ...Read More

Going-and-Coming Rule Didn't Bar Worker's Claim 06/01/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 276 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 10 min read
A narrow majority of judges on the state's highest court revived a county employee’s claim for benefits for a car accident that occurred while she was traveling to mandatory training on her day off. ...Read More

Governor Signs Pay Raise for WC Appeals Judges 05/25/2018
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law a $7,000 pay raise for workers' compensation appeals judges. ...Read More

Governor Reappoints Omar Hernandez as Administrative Judge 05/25/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 102 min read
Gov. Charlie Baker has nominated Omar Hernandez for reappointment to the position of administrative judge on the Industrial Accident Board at the Department of Industrial Accidents. ...Read More

Garage Door Company Owner Charged With Falsifying WC Insurance Coverage 05/25/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 335 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 23 min read
The owner of a garage door company in the Atlanta-area has been charged with falsifying insurance coverage, the Georgia insurance commissioner announced this week. ...Read More

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Hearings in WC District, Not City of Injury 05/22/2018
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
The South Carolina governor has signed into law a measure that will mean less driving for workers' compensation judges and staff, but perhaps more miles for workers and employers. ...Read More

Generic-Drug Use, a 'Basic' Cost-Saving Strategy, Faces Obstacles 05/21/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on drugmakers that refuse to provide samples of brand name products to competitors trying to develop generic alternatives — just one strategy drug companies are using to thwart competition. ...Read More
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