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Omission of Party in Petition Caption Isn't Jurisdictional Error 06/06/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 75 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
A divided Nevada Supreme Court ruled that a failure to name a party of record in the caption of a petition for judicial review is not jurisdictionally fatal so long as the party is named in the body of the petition and is properly served. ...Read More
O'Banion Named Acting WC Court Administrator 06/05/2018
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 104 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
Lorra O'Banion, the general counsel for Nebraska's Workers' Compensation Court for the past several months, has been named acting administrator of the court, effective this week. O'Banion will pull double duty and remain as counsel until a permanent replacement administrat...Read More

Owner of Janitorial Firm Charged With Premium Fraud 06/04/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office charged the owner of a Southern California janitorial company with seven counts of workers’ compensation premium fraud. ...Read More
One Call Offers Services to Government Sector 06/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 116 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
One Call Care Management, a provider of medical management services to the workers’ compensation industry, has launched a new service geared toward the government sector. One Call Government Solutions will focus on the unique needs of state and federal governments, including governm...Read More

Old Republic Launches Service Provider for Residual Markets 06/01/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 130 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 11 min read
Old Republic International Corp., owner of the nation’s 10th largest workers’ compensation insurer, is getting into the residual market business. ...Read More

Officer's Psyche Injury From Harassment Didn't Qualify Her for Duty Disability Retirement 05/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: DC | Segment: SOUTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The District of Columbia’s highest court ruled that a former police officer’s psychological injury from the sexual harassment she endured at work did not qualify as an injury in the performance of her duties for purposes of disability retirement benefits. ...Read More

Opioids and Disability Duration Are Topics of WCRI Webinar 05/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 125 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 73 min read
The Workers Compensation Research Institute is hosting a webinar on June 21 to discuss the findings from a recently published WCRI study, “The Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Duration of Temporary Disability.” ...Read More

Owners of 10 Medical Transport Companies Charged With False Billing, WC Fraud 05/25/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The owners of 10 medical transport companies in upstate New York this week were charged with leading an extensive scheme to defraud the workers' compensation and Medicaid systems of millions of dollars, law enforcement officials announced. ...Read More

Owners of Food-Processing Plant Sentenced for Failing to Pay Wages 05/23/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 100 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Two owners of a Nassau County food-processing plant have been sentenced for failing to pay overtime and minimum wages, the New York Attorney General’s Office ...Read More

OSHA Proposes Rule to Ensure Crane Operators Are Qualified 05/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is accepting comments through June 20 on a proposed rule regarding crane operator certification requirements. ...Read More
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