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Limited Staff Prompts NC Memo Re: Med Bills Review 02/16/2004
State: NC | Segment: Top | 84 | 0
The North Carolina Industrial Commission on February 11, 2004, issued the following memorandum concerning medical bills submitted for review and processing to All Carriers and Medical Bill Processors: Due to limited staff and budget restrictions, our Medical Fees Section is exper...Read More
LA 2002 Fatal Occupational Injuries Decreased 02/16/2004
State: LA | Segment: Top | 141 | 0
The Louisiana Department of Labor data on fatal occupational injuries for 2002 are now available. 2002 Summary * Louisiana work-related fatalities have declined overall from 137 in 1997 to 103 in 2002. The 2002 figure represents a decrease of 14 fatalities from 2001.>...Read More
Lines in Sand Drawn in Tennessee Reform Debate 02/13/2004
State: TN | Segment: Top | 136 | 0
The prevailing winds are easterly. And so it goes with trends as well, with Tennessee going through the difficult period of a workers' compensation reform, and all of the partisan politicking associated with the reconstruction of this important social benefit system. Last month in his sta...Read More
LA Times & Sac Bee Correct Negative Stories on SCIF 02/11/2004
State: CA | Segment: Top | 86 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two prominent California newspapers recently published incorrect and potentially damaging assertions about California's State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF). They have since published corrections of those errors. On January 22, 2004 the Sacramento Bee issued its correction: "A ...Read More
Labor Ready Reports '03 4Q Revenue Up 11.7% 02/05/2004
State: NA | Segment: Top | 162 | 0
Labor Ready, Inc. (NYSE:LRW) reported yesterday that revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 2, 2004 increased 11.7 percent to $248.7 million from $222.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2002. Net income for the quarter improved 59 percent to $5.2 million, or $0.12 per share, from $3.3 million...Read More
LA Co Employee Gets 2 Years for Fraud 01/29/2004
State: CA | Segment: Top | 276 | 0
A Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Eligibility Worker was found guilty of multiple counts of perjury and grand theft for workers' compensation fraud, receiving a sentence of 2 years in state prison for the Grand Theft charge, and a concurrent 8 month State Prison senten...Read More
Liberty Mutual Provides SSA 'Ticket to Work' Services 01/29/2004
State: NA | Segment: Top | 132 | 0
The Social Security Administration has appointed Liberty Mutual as the first insurance company to provide rehabilitation and job placement services for its "Ticket to Work" program. "Ticket to Work" helps disabled individuals return to work by providing vocational rehabilitation...Read More
Loews 4Q & '03 Results Conference Call 2/12 01/28/2004
State: NA | Segment: Top | 105 | 0
Loews Corporation (NYSE: LTR; CG) announced yesterday that it has scheduled a conference call for 11:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, February 12, 2004, to discuss the fourth quarter and full-year results of the Company and its Carolina Group, which are planned for release earlier that morning. James Tisch, CE...Read More
Long Time WC Great, Barry Williams, Passes Away 01/27/2004
State: CA | Segment: Top | 50 | 0
Long time Northern California workers' compensation attorney, Barry Joseph Williams, has died. The cause of death is presently unknown to workcompcentral.Williams, admitted to the California bar in 1967, was a certified specialist in workers' compensation law, and was responsible for leading...Read More
La Jolla, CA, MD Surrenders License, Avoids Hearing 01/27/2004
State: CA | Segment: Top | 295 | 0
Facing a formal Accusation of wrongdoing by the Medical Board of California, La Jolla physician Douglas A. Simay, M.D. has agreed to surrender his license to practice medicine. The stipulated surrender of his medical license was ordered on January 14, 2004 and becomes effective January 21, 2004....Read More
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