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Ohio Woman Sentenced for Working While TTD 01/03/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 57 | 0
A Trotwood, Ohio, woman was sentenced to five years community service and ordered to pay back $29,335.89 for workers' compensation fraud, said the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC). Deborah Joiner, was sentenced Dec. 18 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, according to bureau spo...Read More
OK Sup Crt - No Civil Bad Faith for WC Failure 01/02/2003
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 64 | 0
The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a split decision, ruled that an employee cannot sue his self-insured employer in bad faith for refusing to pay for his medication as ordered by a workers' compensation court, stating that the employee’s exclusive remedy lies in comp. In Kuykendall v. Gulfstrea...Read More
OK Job Injury Rate at All Time Low 12/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 100 | 0
Fewer Oklahomans suffered on-the-job injuries last year according to a report released today by the Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL). The drop continues the steady decline in workplace accidents since Labor Commissioner Brenda Reneau Wynn took office in 1995. The 2001state workplace inju...Read More
Oxnard Woman Gets Jail for Lying About TD 12/20/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 141 | 0
The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that an Oxnard (Ventura County) woman was sentenced to a month in jail, and payment of nearly $12,000 in restitution in a work comp fraud case. 43-year-old Amelia Urango received the sentence after pleading guilty in October to fraud after getting ca...Read More
OH Sup Crt Strikes Work Injury Drug Testing Law 12/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 118 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Ohio Supreme Court, in a contentious split decision, ruled yesterday that a law requiring injured workers to prove they weren't drunk or high on drugs by submitting to testing violates protections against unreasonable searches and was unconstitutional.In State ex rel. AFL-CIO v. Ohio Bur...Read More
Ohio Chiro Admits to Work Comp Fraud 12/19/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 88 | 0
Ohio chiropractor, Vincent Denittis, may not be going to jail for admitting he defrauded insurance companies of nearly $26,000, but he may be facing disciplinary hearings before the Ohio State Board of Chiropractors.Last Friday, Denittis was ordered by Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judg...Read More
OR Changes to Rules, Bulletin Published 12/18/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 98 | 0
The Oregon Workers' Compensation Division (WCD) has published changes to OAR 436-105 Temporary Rules and also revised Bulletin 112. Changes to Employer-at-Injury Program temporary rules, OAR 436-105-0003, 0500, and 0510, became effective 12/11/02. The changes made to these rules will be a...Read More
Oakland Trying to Trim $18M Work Comp Issue 12/11/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 80 | 0
Last year the City of Oakland paid out $18 million in workers' compensation benefits, and one claimant has been getting benefits since 1942. Work comp is on the radar screen for the city as it deals with a projected budget deficit of $20 million to $30 million. The city presently ha...Read More
Old Republic Pays Dividend 12/09/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 77 | 0
The Board of Directors of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 16 cents per share. The common stock dividend is payable December 16, 2002, to shareholders of record December 6, 2002. Old Republic International h...Read More
OR & N Dakota Enter Into Reciprocity Agreement 12/09/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 66 | 0
The Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services, Workers' Compensation Division and the North Dakota Workers' Compensation Bureau have entered into a reciprocity agreement. This agreement affects the rights of workers and their employers when a worker employed in North Dakota to work i...Read More
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