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Judge Orders Ex-Cop to Reimburse Department's Comp Carrier $76K 10/21/2016
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 461 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
After pleading guilty to filing a false police report, a former Pennsylvania police officer must reimburse $76,000 to her employer's workers' compensation carrier. ...Read More
Judge Appointed to Hear Second-Injury Fund Cases 10/19/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 335 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
New Jersey has appointed a new judge to hear Second Injury Fund cases. The state's chief judge of compensation, Russell Wojtenko, sent a memo this week announcing that ...Read More
JLT Re Hires John Speckman as EVP Focused on Workers' Comp 10/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 489 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Reinsurance brokerage firm JLT Re has hired John Speckman as an executive vice president focused on developing workers' compensation programs. Speckman comes to JLT Re from Atlas General Insurance Services, where he was executive vice president of business development for about three ...Read More

Judge Erred in Denying Benefits for Psyche Claim Without Reviewing Exhibits in Evidence 10/17/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 197 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 6 min read
An Ohio appellate court overturned the denial of a worker's claim for benefits for a mental injury due to the failure of the trial judge to consider all the evidence in the record. ...Read More

Judge: Passing of Williams a 'Great' Loss for Workers' Comp Community 10/13/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 420 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Roger L. Williams died Tuesday following a lengthy battle with brain cancer, the commission said in a staff memorandum. ...Read More

Jennifer Collins Joins Cramer & Anderson as Partner 10/10/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 271 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 49 min read
Jennifer Collins, a workers’ comp claimants' attorney who founded Collins & Associates LLC in Danbury, has joined the law firm of Cramer & Anderson as a partner. ...Read More

Judge Promoted, Six Others Apply for Vacancy on Workers' Compensation Court 10/10/2016
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 391 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 26 min read
Judge John R. Hoffert has been elected presiding judge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court for a term that ends June 30, 2017. ...Read More

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 | 400 | 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
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