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Ducey Signs Marijuana Bill as Legislative Session Closes 04/08/2015
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 739 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey harshed the mellow of any of the state's injured workers hoping their medical benefits would include marijuana. ...Read More
DOSH Fines Tucson Skylight Plant $9,100 for Lack of Machine Guards 04/08/2015
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 369 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health inspectors have proposed $9,100 in fines against a Tucson skylight manufacturer for code violations. DOSH officials noted several machine parts that should have been guarded and weren't during a Dec. 3 inspection of Solar Industries, ...Read More

DOSH Has more than Doubled its Oil Refinery Inspection Staff since 2012 04/07/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 668 | 0 | Popular with Legal
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DWC Posts Rules for online QME Requests 04/06/2015
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1818 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5680 min read
The California Division of Workers' Compensation on Friday posted proposed regulations that aim to speed up the qualified medical evaluator process by allowing attorneys to request QME panels through its website. "The specific benefits anticipated from the regulation is the elimi...Read More
Dept. of Insurance Schedules Fraud Conference 04/06/2015
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 511 | 0 | Popular with Employer
The Idaho Department of Insurance is holding a two-day fraud conference in June that will offer tips on how to make referrals that lead to successful prosecutions as well as guidance on using social media as part of an investigation into suspicious claims. The event will also feature a pr...Read More
Drobot Dismisses Claimed Co-Conspirator in SCIF Fraud Case 04/03/2015
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2456 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 159 min read
Attorneys for Michael D. Drobot notified the U.S. District Court for Central California that they were dismissing Dr. Thomas Haider and Haider Spine Center Medical Group Inc. as third-party defendants in a civil fraud complaint filed by State Compensation Insurance Fund. The filing dismis...Read More
Doctor's Felony Conviction Bars him from Becoming Authorized to Treat Injured Workers 04/03/2015
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 688 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Ohio appellate court upheld an administrative determination denying a doctor's application to participate in the managed care program for injured workers due to his prior felony conviction. Case: Rath v. Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, No. 14AP-150, 03/17/2015, published....Read More
DWC Hires new Worker to Handle Claim Disputes 04/03/2015
State: VT | Segment: NORTH | 581 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Vermont Division of Workers' Compensation has hired a new specialist to handle claim disputes. The division has hired Julie Mercier as a "workers' compensation specialist II," according to a ...Read More
Distributor of Cleaning Franchises Owes Premiums since its Franchisees are 'Workers' 04/02/2015
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 496 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 46 min read
The Washington Court of Appeals ruled that a distributor of cleaning franchises had to pay Industrial Insurance Act premiums for its franchisees that did not have to hire workers to perform cleaning services since the franchisees qualified as the distributor's "workers" under t...Read More
Disabled Worker with Job as Truck Driver Committed Fraud, Got Overpayment of Benefits 04/01/2015
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 612 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Ohio's 10th District Court of Appeal upheld a finding of overpayment and fraud to a worker who took a job as a truck driver while he was still collecting disability benefits for a 2005 back injury. Case: State ex rel. Jackson v. Dennis Construction Sanitation, No. 14AP-218, 03/17/2015...Read More
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