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MCMC Acquires CompPartners with Purchase of Founders' Stock 01/09/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 268 | 0 | Popular with Legal
MCMC, a managed care provider based in Boston, is expanding into the California market with the purchase of CompPartners in Irvine.MCMC said in a press release that it acquired the founders' stock of CompPartners in a deal that became effective Dec. 20. CompPartners' senior manag...Read More
Municipal Employer Gets Offset for Contributions to Pension Fund 01/09/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 270 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A municipal employer was entitled to an offset against an injured worker's benefits for an industrial knee injury in the amount of the employer's contribution to her disability retirement pension fund.  Case: Walsh-Leibert v. WCAB, No. 25 C.D. 2012, 01/0...Read More
Monster Insurance Scouting OneBeacon's Energy Book 01/09/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 288 | 0 | Popular with Legal
MarketScout, a national electronic insurance exchange and specialty managing general agent, announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary, Monster Insurance, has entered into an agreement with OneBeacon Insurance Co. to determine if any of the energy casualty policies previously written by OneBeacon are ...Read More
Mechanic's Slip and Fall Was Not Extraordinary, Split WCAB Rules 01/08/2013
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 967 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A mechanic's fall down a flight of stairs was not a sudden and extraordinary event that would render his pysche claim compensable because he had been warned that one of the stairs was broken, a split panel of the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decided.In the publi...Read More
MLAC Announces Meetings during Legislative Session 01/08/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Management-Labor Advisory Committee announced that it will meet every other Friday during the 2013 legislative session, beginning on Jan. 25.The committee has scheduled 12 conferences during the session, all of which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Labor & Indu...Read More
Mileage Reimbursement Increased to 56.5 Cents 01/08/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NV | Segment: WEST | 407 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The standard mileage reimbursement rate for injured workers in Nevada was increased to 56.5 cents per mile from 55.5 cents per mile, effective for travel on or after Jan. 1, according to a memo from the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations.The memo, issued on Jan. 4, said the state in...Read More
Medical Firms Pay $140K to Resolve Improper Dumping Allegations 01/08/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: MA | Segment: EAST | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Massachusetts medical billing practice and four pathology groups will pay $140,000 to resolve allegations that they disposed of sensitive medical records in a public dump without taking any steps to protect sensitive health information, state Attorney General Martha Coakley's office announced ...Read More
Max Compensation Payable is $917 per Week, L&I Announces 01/08/2013
State: PA | Segment: EAST | 205 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The maximum compensation payable for injuries occurring in 2013 is $917 per week, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry reported. The department announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin last week that the maximum compensation payable under the Workers' Compensation Act is $...Read More
Maximum Benefit Increases 2.3%, SIF Assessment Unchanged 01/04/2013
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 498 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Alaska Workers’ Compensation Division announced the maximum benefit for injuries occurring in 2013 will increase 2.3% because of an increase in the state’s average weekly wage, but assessments charged to employers for the Second Injury Fund will remain at the same level as they were ...Read More
Mail Carrier Convicted of Comp Fraud, Asks for Acquittal 12/31/2012
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: IN | Segment: CENTRAL | 304 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former mail carrier was convicted earlier this month of making false statements to obtain federal workers' compensation benefits, but she filed a motion on Thursday asking a U.S. District judge to acquit her of the charges.Chopper Loughran, who worked as a letter carrier for the Gl...Read More
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