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Fiberglass Co. Fined $75,600 for Explosion Hazards 12/21/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 243 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fines of $75,600 for a manufacturer of molded fiberglass products that allegedly exposed workers to fire and explosion hazards in its Montana facility.Fiberglass Structures Inc. was cited for ...Read More
 
 
Former Brokerage Controller Sentenced in Premium Finance Case 12/20/2012
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 244 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The former controller of a New Jersey insurance brokerage was sentenced to seven years in state prison on Wednesday after admitting that she stole between $3.8 million and $5 million in financed premiums collected for small and medium-sized businesses in New Jersey and New York.New Jerse...Read More
 
 
Football Union Files New Grievance over Controversial Painkiller 12/17/2012
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 436 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The National Football League Players Association challenged teams' use of a waiver to block players from receiving controversial Toradol injections in a new grievance last week.The union filed a grievance against the NFL Management Council last week under the lea...Read More
 
 
Federal Labor Relations Act Did Not Preempt Discrimination Claim 12/13/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: CENTRAL | 193 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal preemption did not apply to a health care worker's disability discrimination claim based on Ohio law where the worker's complaint did not refer to any of her rights under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement governing her relationship with her employer....Read More
 
 
Farm Worker Entitled to PTD for Complication after Surgery 12/13/2012
State: MS | Segment: EAST | 393 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A farm worker is entitled to permanent total disability benefits after a lifting injury resulted in two spinal surgeries, the Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled. Case: Wayne Farms v. Weems, No. 2012-WC-00782-COA, 12/11/12, published.F...Read More
 
 
Fraud Enforcement Leads to 145 Pending Cases 12/13/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WY | Segment: WEST | 354 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services said its fight against fraud has generated 145 cases that are now in various stages of prosecution that could yield savings of more than $2 million by stopping current workers’ compensation time-loss and medical benefits.Additionally, th...Read More
 
 
Foot Drop Not Grounds for Loss-of-Use Award, Court Concludes 12/13/2012
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant is not entitled to benefits for a left foot drop, because she could still use her foot to walk, Ohio's 10th District Court of Appeals concluded. Case: State Ex. Rel. Richardson v. Industrial Commission, No. 11AP-678, 12/4/12, published....Read More
 
 
FWCIGA Pushing for Large-Deductible Reform 12/12/2012
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1085 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe Florida Workers' Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association and the state insurance consumer advocate plan to push lawmakers next session to require full collateral for large d...Read More
 
 
Frank In; Little and Groden Out at PacificComp 12/04/2012
State: CA | Segment: Top | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By John Kamin, WorkCompCentral ReporterPacific Compensation Insurance Co. named Jan Frank as its new president and chief executive officer on Monday, in a move that ousted both co-founders of the Southern California insurer. Janet Frank immediately began work as the chief exe...Read More
 
 
Fidelis Adds to Team in So. Cal., Expands into San Diego 12/03/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Fidelis Diagnostics announced Friday it is expanding its portfolio of diagnostic services in Southern California and adding physicians to its medical team and a new regional manager in San Diego.In addition to offering its current nerve conduction velocity tests (NCV) that are used to de...Read More
 
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