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Sullivan Not Guilty of Bribing Government Official 06/19/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Kentucky lobbyist on Monday was cleared of charges that he bribed a state official to win a contract for a workers' compensation claims management firm, but was convicted of offering bribes on behalf of law firms. ...Read More

State Tallies This Year's Progress on Comp 06/19/2018
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
The West Virginia Legislature this year passed, and Gov. Jim Justice signed into law, three measures affecting workers' compensation coverage, the state insurance commissioner reminded stakeholders in a ...Read More

Supreme Court Tosses Discrimination Claim by Rejected Applicant for Deputy Commissioner Post 06/18/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 77 min read
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ruled that an unsuccessful candidate for a deputy workers’ compensation commissioner position could not assert a viable age-discrimination claim against Iowa Workforce Development because he waited too long to file with the Civil Rights Commission. ...Read More

Sunz Holdings Launches Expanded Subrogation Services 06/18/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 129 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
Sunz Holdings LLC has announced the formation of Avalon Subrogation Partners, a subrogation company focused on recovering claim payments from parties who may have caused or contributed to the accident or insured the loss. ...Read More

Surgeon's Arrest Prompted by Tip About Applicant Fraud 06/15/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1780 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
An investigation that led to the arrest of a Northern California doctor for allegedly overbilling insurers for X-rays got its start during a probe into suspected fraud by an applicant, a prosecutor said Thursday. ...Read More

State's High Court Says Payment for Marijuana Can't Be Ordered 06/15/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: ME | Segment: Top | 702 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 66 min read
An employer cannot be ordered to reimburse an injured worker for medical marijuana, because such a payment would be “aiding and abetting” a violation of federal law, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Thursday. ...Read More

Suspension of Widow's Out-of-State Benefits Allows Her to Collect In-State 06/15/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 108 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that a widow was entitled to death benefits through the state workers’ compensation system during the time her benefits payable through the comp system of another state were suspended. ...Read More

Surgeon Arraigned on Fraud Charges for Alleged Overbilling 06/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2110 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 127 min read
A California orthopedic surgeon was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he bilked workers’ compensation carriers and other insurers out of $700,000 by providing unnecessary and excessive treatment.  ...Read More

Sunz Subsidiary Opening Branch Office in Sacramento 06/14/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 79 min read
Next Level Administrators, a subsidiary of Sunz Holdings that provides claims administration services, is expanding into the California market with the opening of an office in Sacramento. ...Read More

Senate Resolution Keeps Reform Bill Alive 06/14/2018
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
The Alaska state Senate passed a resolution to suspend legislative rules and allow a vote on a bill that would overhaul the state workers’ compensation system even though the Senate did not take a vote on the measure before adjourning its regular session. ...Read More
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