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Chairman of Nonprofit Says Federal Exemption Allows Comp Sales 10/24/2016
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 784 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The owner of a California nonprofit that was ordered to stop selling workers' compensation policies in the state insisted on Friday that state regulators do not understand an exemption in federal law for organizations that implement collectively bargained employee benefit plans. ...Read More

CDI Orders Company to Stop Selling Illegal Policies 10/21/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 843 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The California Department of Insurance said it issued a cease-and-desist order on a company that was not authorized to sell and issue workers’ compensation policies. ...Read More

Clinic Operators Convicted of Fraud for False Billings 10/21/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 804 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
A federal jury convicted three executives for a chain of clinics in Texas and Louisiana on fraud and conspiracy charges for using untrained and unlicensed staff to treat injured federal employees, and billing the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs as if the services were provided by lic...Read More

CSIMS Brings Back Lien Finder in Response to New Legislation 10/20/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
With a new law requiring service providers to file an eligibility declaration for existing liens going into effect at the start of the year, the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery is bringing back its lien finder website. ...Read More

Court Revives Suit Based on NYSIF Worker's Claims of Race Discrimination 10/20/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 599 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a State Insurance Fund employee who was denied a promotion and merit raise can proceed with his claims of race discrimination and retaliation. ...Read More
Claire Brookins Joins Goldberg Segalla's Syracuse Office 10/20/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 485 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Workers' compensation defense attorney Claire Brookins has joined the Syracuse office of Goldberg Segalla, the Post-Standard reported. ...Read More

CDI: Castlepoint Conservation Likely to Convert to Liquidation in March 10/19/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 693 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 29 min read
The California Department of Insurance said liquidation of the Castlepoint National Insurance Co. is expected to begin in March 2017. ...Read More

Court Overturns Summary Judgment on Labor Law Claim for Worker Struck by Pipe 10/19/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 548 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to summary judgment on his Labor Law claim arising from being struck by a pipe. ...Read More

Court Dodges Constitutional Challenge to Adequacy of Statutory Formula for Death Benefits 10/19/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 296 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Montana Workers' Compensation Court ducked an argument by a worker's widow that her death benefit was so paltry as to undermine the grand bargain underlying the workers' compensation system and found that the Montana State Fund had properly applied the unambiguous statutory formul...Read More

Commissioner Approves New Medical-Only Claim Reporting Rules 10/18/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones approved regulations that will require carriers to report to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau all claims in which medical costs are incurred, including basic first aid claims. ...Read More
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