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Pacific Hospital CFO Sentenced for Role in Kickback Scheme 02/05/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1511 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
The former chief financial officer of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach was sentenced on Friday for his role in a spinal surgery kickback scheme that included tracking procedures and determining what doctors were owed for referring workers’ compensation patients to have spinal surgeries perfor...Read More

Prosecutors Charge Man Who Ran Personnel-Leasing Business With Wire Fraud 02/05/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1110 min read
Florida-based federal prosecutors have charged an undocumented Honduran immigrant with 121 counts of wire fraud for his alleged efforts to connect fellow immigrants with work in the construction industry.  ...Read More

Patriot National Files for Chapter 11 as Step in Restructuring 02/02/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 64 min read
Patriot National Inc., a provider of services to the insurance industry, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday as part of a previously announced restructuring plan. ...Read More

PD Rating, Immigration Bills Pass 01/31/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 869 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The California Senate passed a bill that would limit federal immigration activities in state-owned buildings while the Assembly passed a bill proposing criteria that doctors would have to consider when determining impairments caused by breast cancer. ...Read More
Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel Hires Associate in Bakersfield 01/31/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 306 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Parker, Kern, Nard & Wenzel law firm has hired attorney Patricia Cote to work in its Bakersfield office. Cote was previously a senior associate with the Hanna Brophy law firm. She spent 25 years with State Compensation Insurance Fund, where she rose to the position of staff counse...Read More

Public School Employee Can't Get Benefits for Alleged Injuries From Attack by Student 01/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 113 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 169 min read
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court ruled that a public school employee was not entitled to benefits for her inability to work following two incidents in which she was attacked by a student. ...Read More
Pinnacol: 70% of Injured Workers Getting Benefits Electronically 01/30/2018
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 304 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
Colorado’s Pinnacol Assurance reported that more than two-thirds of injured workers have enrolled in a direct deposit program to receive indemnity benefits electronically. Pinnacol launched the direct deposit program in June 2017. The carrier said in the latest edition of the Americ...Read More

Pharmacist Danielle Quinn Joins Chesapeake Employers' Health Services Department 01/30/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 72 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 1 min read
Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Co. has hired pharmacist Danielle Quinn to join the company’s health services department. ...Read More

Pond Lehocky Names Stephen Miller Partner 01/30/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Claimants' law firm Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano may soon become Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Miller with the promotion of associate attorney Stephen Miller to partner.  ...Read More
Postal Worker Charged With Fraud Over Fake Travel Reimbursements 01/29/2018
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 154 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
A Louisiana postal worker was charged with making false statements for allegedly submitting travel reimbursements for trips that were never taken in connection with a workers' comp claim, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana said. Lexy Lopez-B...Read More
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