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Testan Named State Chair for Council on Litigation Management 08/16/2011
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 342 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The founder of a prominent Southern California workers' compensation defense firm was named State Chairman for the Council on Litigation Management last week.Steven C. Testan, founder of Adelson, Testan, Brundo & Jimenez in Van Nuys, will work in his new role to improve communica...Read More
Texas Company Lured West by WCAB Medical Liens 08/15/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 460 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
By Jim Sams, Senior EditorWith $1.5 billion in liens piling up each year at the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, an Austin, Texas, company that pays cash for medical providers' unpaid bills has found a Go...Read More
Three Carriers Vying for State Government Business 08/15/2011
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 196 | 0
Three workers' compensation carriers have submitted bids to insure West Virginia state government, the Charleston Daily Mail reported Thursday.Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Riley confirmed the state has received bids from BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Co., the carrier launched...Read More
Taxi Driver and Musician Facing Comp Charges 08/12/2011
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New York Insurance Department Frauds Bureau said it filed charges against two people in July, based on false claims involving workers' compensation insurance.The Frauds Bureau did not name the individuals arrested.On July 27, investigators and the New York State Polic...Read More
Trucking Co. Owner and Girlfriend Sentenced for False Claim 08/12/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 402 | 0
A Middletown, Ohio, business owner and his girlfriend have been sentenced for a scheme to file false workers’ compensation claims against his company’s policy in order to obtain narcotics and medical care, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation said Thursday.Jeff Davis,...Read More
Texas Mutual Reports El Paso Man Sentenced for 'Double-Dipping' 08/11/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 149 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced Wednesday that a Travis County district court sentenced Sergio Garcia of El Paso, Texas, on workers’ compensation fraud-related charges.The carrier reported the court sentenced Garcia to two years of deferred adjudication, 50 hours of community ...Read More
Trial Court, Not DWC, Has Jurisdiction over Billing Dispute 08/10/2011
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NJ | Segment: EAST | 296 | 0
A trial court, not the Division of Workers' Compensation, has jurisdiction over a complaint that an insurance carrier failed to pay a hospital for thousands of dollars in implants used in a worker’s back surgery, an appellate court ruled.Case: Valley Hospital v. LQ Management, ...Read More
Tampa PEO Sues Dallas National as Lawsuit with McCarty Ends 08/09/2011
State: FL | Segment: Top | 169 | 0 | Popular with Wcc
By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefA Tampa-based professional employer organization has filed suit against Dallas National Insurance Co., contending the Texas insurer never told it of a protracted licensing fight with Fl...Read More
Treatment Guidelines Battle Continues As Office Sets Aug. 19 Seminar 08/09/2011
State: LA | Segment: Top | 466 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefThe battle over Louisiana's new workers' compensation medical treatment schedule isn't over -- and probably won't be settled soon.The Louisiana Association of Self-...Read More
Texas Mutual Approves $965,513 in Dividends to 5 Safety Groups 08/09/2011
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 83 | 0
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced Monday that five safety groups underwritten by the carrier earned a combined $965,513 in workers’ compensation dividends.The dividends were based largely on each group’s overall loss ratio, Texas Mutual said.The groups receivin...Read More
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