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Law Firm Brady/Callahan Changes Name to Brady/Donahue 02/16/2018
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 166 | 0
Law firm Brady/Callahan has changed its name to Brady/Donahue now that attorney Chris Callahan has retired.  The Springfield, Vermont, firm, which represents personal injury and workers' compensation claimants, is now named after its two senior managing partners, John Brady and B...Read More

LMS Training Set for April 02/15/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 8 min read
The Department of Workers’ Claims will hold two training sessions in April for users of the Litigation Management System, the agency’s electronic claims system. ...Read More
Lack of Coverage Results in 2 Fraud Convictions 02/13/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 123 | 0
Two business owners pleaded guilty to workers’ comp fraud charges in January, the first convictions of the year, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced. The BWC said it received a tip that Amanda Joy Klapp, owner of Amanda Joy Cleaning Co. in Hudson, was operating witho...Read More
L.A. Council Seeks Review of Comp Claims Filed by Deferred Retirement Enrollees 02/12/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1480 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 81 min read
The Los Angeles City Council is seeking review of a deferred retirement program to ascertain why nearly half of the police and firefighters who sign up are filing workers’ compensation claims. City Councilmember Mitch Englander requested the city’s administrative officer study...Read More
L&I Proposes Increasing Medical Reimbursements 02/12/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 170 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries is proposing rules that would increase payments for medical services by as much as 2.35%. The department is proposing to increase the conversion factor for most services covered by its Resource-Based Relative Value Scale medical fee ...Read More
Loss Costs Increase by Another 0.70% 02/12/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 253 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 324 min read
Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has approved an additional 0.7% increase in collectible loss cost based on experience. Combined with a recent emergency 6.06% increase in loss costs as a result of the state Supreme Court’s Protz ruling, the combined increase...Read More

LAPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Comp Fraud 02/08/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1325 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 39 min read
A Los Angeles police officer charged with workers’ compensation fraud pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Jason Gordon is charged with one felony cou...Read More
Labor Department Holding Medical Conference March 15 02/07/2018
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 172 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is holding a medical conference in March to discuss its utilization and treatment guidelines. Four of the sessions will explore lower extremity disorders, such as treatment for common injuries of the hip, knee, foot and ankle. The conference wi...Read More

Lawmaker to Keep Pushing Attorney Fee Cap Bill 02/07/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 261 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 91 min read
Despite opposition from the business community, a Republican lawmaker says he will continue to push his House Bill 7009, which caps claimants’ attorney fees at $150 an hour. ...Read More

Lawmaker Proposes 'Fix' After Court Ruling Against Employers 02/06/2018
State: WI | Segment: Top | 214 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 58 min read
A Wisconsin Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill to “fix” statutory language that allows temporary workers to sue their temporary employers for negligence if they choose not to file a workers' compensation claim. ...Read More
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