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Judge Finds Corruption Caused Suicide, Awards Death Benefits 01/16/2018
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 355 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 4 min read
The Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission ordered the state Department of Marine Resources to pay death benefits to the widower of a former executive assistant to the department’s director, who committed suicide as a scandal unfolded that led to the conviction of her boss ...Read More

Judge Rejects PTSD Claim From Nightclub First Responder 01/15/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 573 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 88 min read
A Florida workers’ compensation judge has ruled against providing benefits to an Orlando police officer who responded to the Pulse Nightclub shooting that killed 49 people. ...Read More
John Sims Appointed to Work Comp Magistrate Board 01/15/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 303 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed attorney John Sims to the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. Sims’ appointment is for a four-year term ending Jan. 26, 2021. The appointment is subject to Senate approval. Sims is the president of Sims and Stern P.C. in ...Read More

Judge in Massive Multi-District Opioid Litigation: Settling Will Do More for Epidemic 01/11/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: OH | Segment: Top | 578 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 19 min read
A federal judge presiding over more than 200 lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors has encouraged attorneys to settle rather than push the multi-district litigation to trial, saying he believes a settlement could have a more meaningful and immediate impact on the country’s ...Read More

Judge Dismisses Shareholders' Suit Against PEO TriNet 12/22/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1366 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by shareholders of the professional employer organization TriNet in 2015. ...Read More

Jerry Workman Named Deputy Insurance Commissioner 12/20/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 436 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alabama Department of Insurance has named Jerry Workman deputy commissioner. ...Read More

Jury Convicts Radiologist on 39 Counts in Kickback Case 12/15/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2677 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
Beverly Hills radiologist Ronald Grusd will return to court in March to learn his sentence after a federal jury convicted him on 39 counts relating to a kickback scheme that prosecutors say generated $25 million in fraudulent bills for services provided to injured workers in California. ...Read More

Jay Lefkowitz to Lead XL Catlin's North America Risk Management Arm 12/15/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 645 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Property and casualty insurer XL Catlin has promoted Jay Lefkowitz to president of its global risk management business in North America, the company announced Thursday. ...Read More

Judge: QMEs Denied Reappointment Should Get Hearing Within Three Months 12/14/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1920 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 2 min read
The two-year certification cycle for qualified medical evaluators means the Division of Workers’ Compensation can’t reasonably be required to provide a hearing before denying reappointment, but it also means the division has to ensure providers get a court date shortly after it issues...Read More

Judge Consolidates Claims for Sanctions, Payment on Copy Service Bills 12/06/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 3725 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
Consolidation proceedings before the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board have largely been used by payers against service providers, but an administrative law judge recently conjoined 13 cases to determine whether a payer should be sanctioned and ordered to pay attorneys fees and...Read More
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