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Workers' Compensation News

Videotape Results in Oakland Woman Arrest on Fraud 09/05/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 47 | 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 | 57 | 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 | 63 | 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 | 63 | 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 | 54 | 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
VICA Seminar - Review of 90 Day Rule 04/05/2002
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The Valley Industrial Claims Association (VICA) Spring Seminar is Friday, April 12th, 8:30 am to 12:00 Noon. The topic is 'Effective Use of the 90-Day Period.' The seminar will be held at: Arden Hills Country Club 4600 Fair Oaks Blvd. Sacramento. Cost is $50...Read More
Ventura Vetoes Minnesota Bill 03/01/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 48 | 0
Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura vetoed HB 351, which we reported was sent to his desk early this week. The Alliance of American Insurers has issued a statement applauding the governor...Read More
Ventura Co. Man Arrested on Comp Fraud 02/04/2002
State: Natl. | Segment: Top | 66 | 0
The Ventura County District Attorneys office has filed perjury and fraud charges against a Santa Paula construction worker who allegedly received $15,000 in disability benefits while holding a second job, reported the LA Times this past weekend. Aureliano Cordero, also known as Marcos Cordero ...Read More
Ventura Woman Arrested for Fraud 02/14/2001
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The Los Angeles Times reported 2/14/01 that Ventura resident, Darlene Nancy Berdeaux, 41, was arrested and charged with workers...Read More
Voc Rehab Specialist Arrested for Fraud 02/02/2001
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Investigators with the California Department of Insurance (CDI), Criminal Investigations Branch have filed charges against a Camino woman for insurance fraud, grand theft and perjury. Sue Whisenhunt, 49, is scheduled to be arraigned on February 27, 2001. If convicted, Whisenhunt could fac...Read More
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