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Workers' Compensation News


John Sabo to Manage Enterprise Systems Development at Tower MSA 10/06/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 249 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
Tower MSA Partners has appointed John Sabo manager of enterprise systems development. ...Read More

Justice Dept.: Pain Management Clinic Owner's Nephew Was Part of Medicare Fraud Scheme 09/30/2016
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 401 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 309 min read
Federal prosecutors indicted a New England pain management clinic owner's nephew for his role in a Medicare scam that involved directing workers in Egypt to falsify medical records. ...Read More

Judge Sets Trial Dates in Pacific Hospital Cases as More Settlements Come In 09/29/2016
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1284 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
State Compensation Insurance Fund’s long-running civil cases alleging kickbacks for patient referrals to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach are winding to a close, with two more doctors agreeing to settlements and a federal judge setting trial dates. ...Read More

Journal Article Makes Case for PT Provided by Physician Practice 09/29/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 350 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Authors of an article in this month’s edition of AAOS Now, a publication of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, have fired back at critics of physician-owned physical therapy services. ...Read More

Jason Cohen Promoted to Divisional President of Strategic Comp 09/22/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 369 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Great American Insurance Group has announced the promotion of Jason M. Cohen to divisional president of Strategic Comp, a workers’ comp insurer operating in 24 states. ...Read More

Judge Laureen Van Norman to Retire After 23 Years 09/22/2016
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 425 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court is seeking applications to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Laureen K. Van Norman. ...Read More

Judge Can't Order Attorney to File Motion for Fees After Dismissal of Client's Case 09/12/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 904 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal last week ruled that a judge of compensation claims could not compel a claimants' attorney to submit a verified motion for fees and costs after the claimant's case was dismissed. ...Read More

Johns Hopkins Finds 2,000% Markups Common Among Hospitals 09/12/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 890 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
Hospitals are setting prices for some services at more than 20 times their actual cost, simply because they are in a position to do so, according to a study by Johns Hopkins University published in the journal Health Affairs. ...Read More

Janitor Gets Benefits for Inexplicably Fractured Toes 08/29/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 678 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a school janitor was entitled to benefits after she broke her toes, without any apparent reason, while walking down a hallway. ...Read More

Judge Rejects Uber's 'Inadequate' $84M to $100M Settlement With Drivers 08/22/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 532 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
A U.S. District Judge in San Francisco rejected Uber's proposed $84 million to $100 million settlement to a class action suit last week, calling it unfair to the 385,000 California and Massachusetts drivers represented. ...Read More
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