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Forklift Driver Arrested for Workers' Comp Fraud 02/19/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A forklift operator for a California farming company was arrested on Friday for theft of workers' compensation benefits, Probe Information announced on Friday.Ernesto Rivas was arrested, handcuffed and escorted away from his job at Grimmway Enterprises, Probe said. The Kern County Di...Read More
Frasco Hires Former Yolo County D.A. Investigator for SIU 02/15/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 377 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Frasco Investigative Services announced on Thursday that it has hired Daniel Stroski, a former criminal investigator for the Yolo County District Attorney's Office's Insurance Fraud Unit, to the Frasco special investigations unit team.Stroski led the Yolo County District Attorney...Read More
Finances, Opioids on Agenda for State Fund Board Meeting 02/13/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 234 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Net income for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund in 2012 was $53 million higher than expected and the carrier’s combined ratio fell to 137.7% from 158.2% from the previous year, according to a financial update included in agenda materials for an upcoming board of directors meeti...Read More
Farmers Accused of Not Paying Workers 02/11/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 242 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A father and son who run a farm in southwestern Idaho have been charged with violating the state’s farm labor contractor-licensing law for allegedly failing to pay two of their workers last year, the state’s Department of Labor reported.The labor department said Angel Alba Sr...Read More
Feds Seeking Return of Benefits from Indicted Former Official 02/11/2013
State: ME | Segment: EAST | 435 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Federal officials are seeking the return of $150,000 in workers' compensation benefits paid to a former Chelsea, Maine, selectwoman accused of bribery and extortion, the Kennebec Journal reported.The newspaper said the U.S. Labor Department is seeking the return of workers' compe...Read More
Fraud Investigation Leads to Identity Theft Charges 02/08/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 347 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Prosecutors in Southern California say a workers’ compensation fraud investigation turned up evidence that one worker had used the personal information of an adult and a child when applying for his job.Francisco Barajas, 31, faces five felony counts of identity theft and more than ...Read More
Fees and Costs Tolled Statute of Limitations, 1st DCA Rules 02/06/2013
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A claimant may pursue authorization of medical care because pending fees and costs issues tolled the one-year statute of limitations, Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal ruled. Case: Black v. Tomoka State Park, No. 1D12-3386, 2/5/13, published.Facts: Scott Black, a par...Read More
Fallin Urges Lower Comp Cost, Bills Target CompSource again 02/05/2013
State: OK | Segment: Top | 372 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefOklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) told legislators on Monday she is committed to working with them to improve the state's workers' compensation system ...Read More
Failure to Appeal Small 2006 Award Leads to Survivor's Benefits 02/01/2013
State: KY | Segment: EAST | 324 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A coal mining company's failure to dispute a ruling granting four months of black lung benefits to a miner in 2006 ultimately allowed his widow to collect survivors' benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded. ...Read More
Former City Worker Charged with Comp Fraud 01/31/2013
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 316 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former employee of the Department of Public Works in Plymouth, Conn., was arrested on Tuesday on a warrant charging him with workers' compensation fraud, The Bristol Press reported.Inspectors for the Workers' Compensation Fraud Control Bureau charged Randy Baribault, 54, of Oak...Read More
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