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Goat Seller Must Pay $60,362 in Restitution 08/06/2010
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 139 | 0
A Binghampton, N.Y. woman must pay $60,362 in restitution and serve four months probation for making false statements to obtain workers' compensation benefits from the U.S. Postal Service, according to press reports.Susan Tansoch, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvo...Read More
Governor Appoints 2 Physician's Assistants to Task Force 08/04/2010
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 165 | 0
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has announced two appointments to the Joint Task Force for Health Professions in Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery for terms expiring June 30, 2014.Michael Claussen of Kalamazoo, a physician's assistant at Sleep Health, and John McGinnity o...Read More
Governor Signs Bill for Electronic Health Information Exchange 07/28/2010
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 361 | 0
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Tuesday a bill to create a secure framework for the sharing of medical records throughout the state electronically.The Health Information Exchange and Technology Act establishes a state authority to operate the Illinois Health Information Exchange ...Read More
Gulf Workers Help Boost Command Center Revenues 78% in July 07/28/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 248 | 0
Command Center Inc., a temporary labor provider, announced Tuesday revenue of $6.80 million for the four-week reporting period of July 2010, an increase of 78% over revenue of $3.82 million recorded in July 2009 — in part due to demands for workers to clean up from the BP oil spill....Read More
General Employer Liable for Subcontractor Trucker's Claim 07/27/2010
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 412 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A general employer is liable for a subcontractor's worker's severeinjuries after the worker proved that the parties intended for thegeneral employer to provide coverage, the Commonwealth Court ofPennsylvania ruled. Case: Six L's Packing Co. v. WCAB, No. 686 C.D. 2009, 7/23/10...Read More
Gas Station Owner Faces Trial for Murder, Comp Fraud 07/26/2010
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 408 | 0
A former Ramona gas station owner accused of having his Mount Woodson rental home burned down by an employee goes to trial Sept. 13 for the worker's murder.James Kurtenbach, 49, allegedly persuaded 24-year-old Joseph Nesheiwat to start the blaze, which sparked an explosion at the nea...Read More
Gun Store Owner Sentenced to Prison, Restitution for False Statements 07/20/2010
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 93 | 0
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio announced that gun store owner Lawrence E. Waldren, 55, of Newark has been sentenced in federal district court to 12 months and one day in prison for making false statements in order to receive more than $148,000 in federal workers'...Read More
Gov. Rell Signs Emergency Responder Bill 07/19/2010
State: CT | Segment: EAST | 234 | 0
Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed legislation last Thursday that guarantees emergency responders will be eligible for workers' compensation benefits arising out of a series of occupational diseases if they are shown to be work-related.House Bill 5282, which passed the Connecticut ...Read More
Golub Steps Down as AIG Chair Following Conflict with Benmosche 07/15/2010
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 213 | 0
American International Group (AIG) Chairman Harvey Golub resigned Wednesday citing conflicts with Chief Executive Officer Ben Benmosche.The nation's second-largest workers' compensation carrier late Wednesday released a letter from Golub, the retired CEO of American Express, to b...Read More
Gov. Granholm Appoints Scott Wagner to Safety Board 07/12/2010
State: MI | Segment: CENTRAL | 223 | 0
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has appointed Scott Wagner of Northville to the Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals for a term ending March 18, 2013.Wagner, the safety director with Barton Malow Co., was appointed to represent management in the construction industry.H...Read More
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