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Judge in Massive Multi-District Opioid Litigation: Settling Will Do More for Epidemic 01/11/2018
State: OH | Segment: Top | 530 | 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 | 1305 | 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 | 363 | 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 | 2546 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 67 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 | 550 | 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 | 1809 | 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 | 3544 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 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

Jury Trial in $20 Million Kickback Case Enters Week Two 12/05/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2347 | 0 | Popular with Medical | 10 min read
The second week of trial for a Los Angeles radiologist and the administrator for his medical company accused of defrauding California workers’ compensation carriers out of more than $20 million by paying kickbacks for referrals begins this morning in San Diego. ...Read More

Judges Reject Risk-Doctrine Theory, Leaving Family Eligible for Only Funeral Benefits 12/01/2017
State: AR | Segment: Top | 557 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
A deceased worker’s family may not sue the restaurant where he was fatally shot while tending bar because he was in the course and scope of his employment during the robbery, the Arkansas 1st Division Court of Appeals decided Wednesday. ...Read More

Judge: Indicted Pain Doctor Can Continue Seeing Patients, but Not Prescribe Meds 11/16/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 587 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York pain doctor may continue seeing patients despite prosecutors' recent attempt to change the terms of his bail, the Buffalo News reported this week.&nb...Read More
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