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Judges Reject Risk-Doctrine Theory, Leaving Family Eligible for Only Funeral Benefits 12/01/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: AR | Segment: Top | 611 | 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 | 663 | 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

JCC Can't Redirect Payment of Attorney Fees Agreed Upon by Parties 11/07/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 529 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that a judge of compensation claims could not reduce the amount of the attorney fee payable to a worker’s attorney below the amount to which the parties have agreed the attorney should receive, and then redirect the fee to the wor...Read More

Judge Orders Additional Briefing on Request for Bond in Lien Stay Challenge 11/01/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 2050 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 148 min read
A federal judge requested additional briefing on the California attorney general’s request that plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the mandatory stay on liens post a bond before an injunction takes effect. ...Read More

Jury Finds Chiropractor Guilty of Submitting $10M in False Claims 10/31/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 1800 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal jury has found a Chicago chiropractor guilty of 18 counts of health care fraud connected to about $10 million in false insurance claims, ...Read More

Jones Approves 3% Decrease in Pure Premium Rate 10/27/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1129 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday adopted a pure premium rate 3% lower than the rate adopted on July 1, rather than the 2% reduction recommended by the state’s rate-maker. ...Read More

Judge Expedites Hearing in QME Certification Dispute 10/25/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1931 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 61 min read
Medical providers who say the Division of Workers' Compensation used underground regulations to summarily deny their recertification as qualified medical evaluators won’t have to wait for the New Year to get their day in court. ...Read More

Judge Postpones Sentencing of Drobot Jr. Until February 10/19/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2285 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 101 min read
A federal judge in Southern California approved a third request to delay sentencing of Michael R. Drobot, pushing the date back from Nov. 17 to Feb. 16. ...Read More

Judge Orders State to Refund Money Swept Out of Work Comp Fund 10/19/2017
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 800 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
A Kansas county judge has ordered the state to repay a little more than $3 million that it swept out of its Workers’ Compensation Fee Fund and other funds financed by user fees to balance the state budget during the height of the recession in 2009, the ...Read More

John Watts Named CEO at Paradigm Outcomes 10/18/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal
John Watts Jr. has been named chief executive officer of Paradigm Outcomes, a catastrophic-care management company. Watts succeeds Jim Hudak, who s...Read More
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