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JMB Brokerage of Chicago Hires Senior Exec 03/23/2006
State: IL | Segment: People | 109 | 0
JMB Insurance has tapped Barry Gersowsky to become chief administrative and financial officer at the Chicago-based independent broker. Gersowky will be responsible for finance, information technology and and office services. He comes to JMB from Learning Curve International, where he was a...Read More
Judge Sets Date for Coin Dealer Noe's Trial 03/21/2006
State: OH | Segment: Courts | 133 | 0
Accused Ohio coin dealer Tom Noe is set to go on trial starting Aug. 29 in a highly publicized case that could factor into the statewide election in November, the Toledo Blade reports. The paper reported over the weekend that prosecutors and defense attorneys have outlined a lengthy and c...Read More
Jury Convicts Philly Councilman of Corruption 03/20/2006
State: PA | Segment: Fraud | 386 | 0
Philadelphia City Councilman Rick Mariano was found guilty Friday of influence-peddling and accepting bribes from businessmen looking to secure sweetheart public deals. Prosecutors at trial said that Mariano collected $30,000 in exchange for his influence. A public workers' compensation con...Read More
Jury Convicts Former Okla. Ins. Commissioner 02/13/2006
State: OK | Segment: Fraud | 533 | 0
A jury last week found former Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Carroll Fisher guilty of embezzlement and perjury, settling the first of five corruption cases filed against him, according to press reports. Fisher, a Tulsa Democrat, is accused of depositing a $1,000 campaign contribution into ...Read More
Jopari and JT2 Unveil E-Bill System for Calif. 02/08/2006
State: CA | Segment: Business | 571 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Jopari Solutions Inc. and JT2 Integrated Solutions on Tuesday announced an agreement to implement what they called the industry's "first paperless medical bill and attachment processing solution." The new service provides JT2's clients in California with a comprehensive compliance platform ...Read More
Justices Skeptical About Small-Dollar Lien Rule 01/26/2006
State: TX | Segment: Courts | 206 | 0
AUSTIN -- Three justices of the Third Court of Appeals quizzed an attorney for the Division of Workers' Compensation on Wednesday as to why the agency's dispute-resolution process for small-dollar medical disputes fails to provide for judicial review. The panel heard oral arguments in a la...Read More
Judge Rules PDRS Not in Effect Before 1/1/05 01/25/2006
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 492 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A San Francisco workers' compensation judge has ruled that California's new Permanent Disability Rating Schedule applies only to injuries on or after Jan. 1, 2005. The 10-page ruling by Judge David Hettick, issued Jan. 12, says that the new rating schedule has no application to injuries bef...Read More
Jacobsmeyer Featured During CCWC Conference Call 01/06/2006
State: CA | Segment: Politics | 205 | 0
The California Coalition on Workers' Compensation will sponsor a conference call on Jan. 19 that focuses on changes in 2005 and the outlook in 2006 for the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), California Court of Appeals and California Supreme Court. The call will feature comments fr...Read More
Jersey Druggist Sent to Prison for 4 Years 01/04/2006
State: NJ | Segment: Fraud | 122 | 0
A Monmouth County, N.J., pharmacist has been sentenced to prison for a prescription fraud that cost Medicaid nearly $290,000, the state attorney general's office announced. Essex County Superior Court Judge Michael Ravin on Dec. 28 sentenced Milton Barasch, 75, of Aberdeen to four years in...Read More
Jobs, Comp Top Sanford's Legislative Agenda 12/13/2005
State: SC | Segment: Politics | 87 | 0
Keeping South Carolina residents working and addressing the soaring cost of workers' compensation coverage top Gov. Mark Sanford's legislative wish list heading into the new year, he told The Anderson Independent Mail in a one-on-one interview. When asked to identify his top legislative i...Read More
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