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Trump Order Makes ALJ Appointments More Political 09/10/2018
By: Eddie Curran (correspondent)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 279 | 1 | Popular with Legal | 117 min read
An executive order issued by President Donald Trump has removed the hiring of federal administrative law judges from the competitive civil service...Read More

Two More Docs Plead Guilty in Forest Park Kickback-Referral Scheme 09/05/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 48 min read
Two more physicians, including a co-founder of Forest Park Medical Center in Texas, have pleaded guilty in a far-reaching federal investigation that involved as much as $200 million in bribes and kickbacks. ...Read More

Trio of Comp Bills Heading to Governor 08/31/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 888 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 63 min read
California lawmakers passed a package of bills addressing supplemental benefit payments, first responder coverage and work comp fraud monitoring. ...Read More

Truck Driver Must Pay $9,800 for Double-Dipping 08/28/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 110 min read
A Texas truck driver must repay more than $9,800 after he was convicted of working while collecting benefits from Texas Mutual Insurance Co. Christ...Read More

Truck Driver Accused of Working While Receiving TTD Benefits 08/28/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 239 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A Philadelphia truck driver was arrested in July on charges that he worked for another employer while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority’s ...Read More

Think Tank Funding Study on Effectiveness of Ohio, Wash. Opioid Policies 08/23/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 163 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
A government-funded health care research organization will fund a University of Washington study comparing efforts by the Washington and Ohio workers’ compensation systems to reduce unsafe opioid prescribing to injured workers.  ...Read More

Tribune Slams Alderman's Control of Chicago WC System 08/20/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 183 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Another voice has called for an end to Chicago's long-standing arrangement that lets a city councilman have control over the workers' compensation system for city employees. ...Read More

Teacher Can't Get Tort Remedy for Injuries From Student Assault 08/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MN | Segment: NORTH | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a school teacher could not proceed with his tort claims based on injuries from an assault by a student. ...Read More

Temporary Worker Can't Maintain Tort Claim Against Employer's Client 08/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 569 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a temporary employee could not maintain a tort suit against his employer’s client for an alleged work-related injury. ...Read More

Truck Driver's Comp Award Can Be Benchmark for Reasonableness of Stipulation on Damages 08/16/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a trial judge did not commit an abuse of discretion in using the amount of a truck driver’s workers’ compensation award as a benchmark for assessing the reasonableness of a stipulation to the damages that a third-party tortfeasor owed. ...Read More
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