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Video Tape Does In Fresno School Employee 12/23/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 60 | 0 | Popular with Medical
Investigators with the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Criminal Investigations Branch's Fraud Division announced Friday the arrest of a Fresno resident on workers' compensation fraud charges. Richard Sharrah, Jr., 27, was arrested yesterday and booked into the Fresno County Jail. ...Read More
Vermont Subro Case Re UI Recovery 12/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 39 | 0
The United States Court of Appeal, Second Circuit has ruled that a subrogation case of first impression must be sent the Vermont Supreme Court for determination of legal issues as to controlling law.In The Travelers Ins. Co. v. Carpenter (12/13/02 - No. 01-9474), Susan J. Carpenter was injur...Read More
Vikings Ask for Dismissal of Stringer Suit 12/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 48 | 0
Yesterday, National Football League team, the Minnesota Vikings, asked a judge to dismiss some of the counts in a $100-million wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of Korey Stringer. Stringer, a 335-pound offensive lineman for the team, died Aug. 1, 2001, at the age of 27, of complicat...Read More
Virginia Expedited Hearing Regs Pending 11/13/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 51 | 0
The Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission has issued a preliminary draft of new regulations instituting an expedited calendar for hearings on denied claims. During the 2002 legislative session, the General Assembly issued a mandate (...Read More
Vancouver Crowd Lambasts State's Rate Hike 11/11/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 76 | 0
The Columbian of Washington reported that an overflow Vancouver crowd testified before the Washington Department of Labor and Industries last Wednesday, saying that the proposed 40.5 percent increase in workers' compensation premiums next year would destroy them at a time when Washington has the nat...Read More
Videotape Results in Oakland Woman Arrest on Fraud 09/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 64 | 0
An Oakland woman was arraigned as a result of an investigation by the California Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Branch's Fraud Division. Jeanette Deran, 52, surrendered to the Alameda County Superior Court this morning on a $70,000 arrest warrant charging her with committin...Read More
Virginia to Hold Hearings on NCCI Rate Requests 08/16/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled a hearing on November 20 to review National Council on Compensation Insurance's (NCCI) request to adjust workers compensation premium levels for most classes of coverage. While NCCI did not request any change in the overall prem...Read More
Voc Rehab Settlement Regs Posted for Comment 06/10/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 76 | 0
The Division of Workers' Compensation has released proposed regulations on vocational-rehabilitation settlements in accordance with AB 749 changes that permit injured workers to relinquish voc rehab benefits in exchange for up to $10,000. Section 10122 is amended and sets for applicable de...Read More
Ventura Man Arrested for Working and Collecting 05/15/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 74 | 0
Following an investigation by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Criminal Investigations Branch...Read More
Ventura Resident Pleads Guilty to WC Fraud 04/11/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 66 | 0
The Los Angeles Times reported that a 42-year-old Ventura woman has pleaded guilty to workers' compensation insurance fraud after being videotaped playing softball and using a slide at a water park. Darlene Berdeaux, a former waitress at Seaside Park in Ventura, is scheduled to be sentenc...Read More
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