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License of Anesthesiologist Revoked for Alleged Spinal Surgeries 02/18/2014
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 381 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners on Feb. 12 revoked the license of Dr. Richard A. Kaul for allegedly performing spinal surgeries without having proper medical training, education or expertise.The board also ordered Kaul to pay $300,000 in civil penalties and...Read More
Law Firm Warns of 'Zombie Apocalypse' in State Legislature 02/14/2014
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 568 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A West Virginia workers' compensation defense firm is warning that bills filed on Feb. 10 by state Senate Labor Committee Chairman Jack Yost, D-Wellsburg, will "eviscerate" progress made since the state adopted a series of workers' compensation reforms beginning in 2003.The West ...Read More
Landscaper Charged with $28,000 Fraud 02/12/2014
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 352 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Quincy landscaper has been indicted on charges that he collected more than $28,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while working under a false identity, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced.According to the allegations, Paulo DaSilva, 53, suffered a wo...Read More
Lee Abruptly Resigns as Tower Group Chairman, CEO 02/10/2014
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 574 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Michael H. Lee, the chairman and chief executive of Tower Group International Ltd., has resigned from the company, effective immediately, “to pursue personal and other career opportunities,” the company announced Feb. 7.William W. Fox Jr., 72, who had res...Read More
Legislators Receptive to Medical Fee Schedule 02/05/2014
State: WI | Segment: Top | 675 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Peter Mantius, Northern Bureau ChiefA bill that would impose a medical fee schedule for workers’ compensation cases received a generally favorable reception from state lawmakers at a joint Assembly-Senate committee hearing Tuesday....Read More
Labor Law Claim for HVAC Cleaner Not Amenable to Sum. Judgment 02/05/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 1256 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ruled that a worker's Labor Law claim based on his fall while cleaning a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit could not be disposed of by summary judgment. Case: Collymore v. 1895 WWA, No. 2012-09738, 01/22/2014, publishe...Read More
LWCC Board Elects Former Gov. Mike Foster as Chairman 01/30/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: LA | Segment: CENTRAL | 486 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The board of directors of the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation elected former Gov. Murphy J. “Mike” Foster Jr. as chairman, James N. Hall as vice chairman and Byron Craig Thomson as secretary, the Baton Rouge-based carrier said in a press release.Foster, who ...Read More
Legislation Proposes Insolvent Carrier Fund 01/29/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 422 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A bill introduced in the Idaho Senate would create an insolvent carrier fund in the state Treasury and amend the list of financial instruments that carriers and self-insured employers must post as security deposits.Senate Bill 1252, by the State Affairs Committee, would require security ...Read More
L&I to Clarify Record-Keeping and Reporting Rules 01/24/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 621 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries plans to clarify its regulations covering how occupations and industries are grouped and premiums associated with these classifications, and is soliciting input from system users to formulate proposed changes to the existing rules. ...Read More
Legal Action Vowed to Make Farmers, Ranchers Get Workers' Comp 01/23/2014
State: NM | Segment: Top | 1219 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty plans legal action against the state Workers' Compensation Administration for failing to enforce what it says is a clear state appellate court ruling in November.The court upheld a trial court decision that declared uncons...Read More
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