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Lawyer Accused of Obtaining Litigation Advances Without Clients' Consent 08/15/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 84 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 8 min read
An Atlanta grand jury has indicted an attorney for allegedly using the identities of 36 former clients to apply for $386,000 in litigation advances without their knowledge or consent. ...Read More
 
 

Lawmakers Want Auditor to Review Timeliness of Care 08/07/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 703 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
Two Southern California lawmakers want the state’s auditor to conduct an independent investigation on the timeliness of medical care being provided to injured workers. ...Read More
 
 

Longshoreman's Decision to Retire Didn't Affect Whether He Had 'Disability' Under LHWCA 08/03/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 141 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 91 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an injured longshoreman was entitled to permanent total disability benefits because the existence of his “disability” for purposes of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act was unaffected by his decision to retire....Read More
 
 

Larson Approved as New WC Judge 08/02/2018
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 47 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 212 min read
Insurance defense attorney Troy Larson has been approved as a Kansas workers' compensation administrative law judge, taking over for Judge Steven Howard, who retired recently after 27 years on the bench. ...Read More
 
 
LMAC Meeting During Gov's Conference 07/31/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 181 min read
Montana’s Labor Management Advisory Council will meet the day before the Governor’s Conference on Workers’ Compensation to hear a presentation on the Department of Labor and Industry’s survey of injured workers. Council members will also hear a presentation on a wo...Read More
 
 

Lee Named Anti-Fraud Manager for WC Administration 07/31/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 138 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
Claims mediator and employee misclassification bird dog Darrick Lee has been named anti-fraud manager for the Louisiana Office of Workers' Compensation Administration. ...Read More
 
 

Large-Deductible Rules Proposed to Protect Against Insolvencies 07/27/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 703 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 57 min read
The California Department of Insurance is proposing rules to establish credit and collateral requirements for insurers writing high-deductible policies, saying questionable underwriting practices have resulted in insolvencies costing California’s guaranty association at least a $2...Read More
 
 

LASIE Hosts Case Management Continuing Ed Seminar 07/25/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 127 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers will host what it calls an "extremely comprehensive," two-day seminar on workers' compensation case management. ...Read More
 
 

Labor Cabinet Offers Free OSHA Training Aug. 20-24 07/25/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 413 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will offer five days of free OSHA training for employers and employees, Aug. 20-24, in Gilbertsville. Most of ...Read More
 
 

L&I Fines Asbestos Removal Co. $229,700 07/18/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 94 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries fined an asbestos removal company $229,700 for exposing workers and the public to unsafe conditions. ...Read More
 
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