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Court Dismisses Employer's Challenge to Board's Finding on Compensability 09/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: HI | Segment: WEST | 90 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii dismissed an employer’s challenge to an administrative determination that a worker had suffered a compensable injury, since the administrative decision was not final. ...Read More

Governor's Flight on Sedgwick Jet Draws Election-Year Scrutiny 09/14/2018
State: IA | Segment: NORTH | 201 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 10 min read
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds reportedly received ethics approval to fly with her family last year to an Iowa State University bowl game free of charge on a jet owned by Sedgwick, which administers workers’ comp claims for state employees. ...Read More
Advisory Committee Holding Roundtable Discussion 09/14/2018
State: NM | Segment: WEST | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
An advisory committee to the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration is holding a roundtable discussion on how the state’s system helps injured workers return to employment. The New Mexico Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Disable...Read More

Court Revives Labor Law Claim for Injuries From Dropped Object 09/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 247 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A New York appellate court revived a worker’s Labor Law claim seeking damages for injuries from being hit by an object that was allegedly dropped by workers on an adjacent building. ...Read More

Jury Convicts Businessman of Work Comp Fraud 09/14/2018
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 142 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A prominent Ohio businessman and former town official was convicted Wednesday of a reduced count of workers’ compensation fraud and won’t face prison time. ...Read More

Court Tosses Worker's Labor Law Claim for Alleged Injuries 09/14/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 164 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a worker’s Labor Law claim for alleged injuries from having his foot fall through an opening in a rebar grid. ...Read More

Laboratory Owner, Marketer Sentenced in Kickback Scheme 09/14/2018
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 416 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The owner of a medical testing laboratory and his marketer were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for paying $1.37 million in kickbacks to a Maryland pain management practice in exchange for conducting urine specimen tests that were paid for by federal health care programs and private insurers....Read More

Judge Denies Drobot's Latest Request to Delay Incarceration 09/13/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 775 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 16 min read
Michael D. Drobot was unable to persuade a judge to postpone his surrender date and will have to start serving his 63-month prison sentence Friday. ...Read More

State Employee Charged in Alleged Plot to Oust Chief Comp Judge 09/13/2018
State: WV | Segment: Top | 796 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
West Virginia state police have charged an employee of the Workers’ Compensation Office of Judges with a misdemeanor for allegedly sending a Facebook message to make it appear that Chief Administrative Law Judge Rebecca Rousch was harassing her. ...Read More

L&I Proposes Rules to Clarify Self-Insurer Claims-Handling Obligations 09/13/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: WA | Segment: Top | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 62 min read
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has proposed rules that would give self-insured employers some of the additional claims-handling authority lawmakers refused to provide over the last two sessions. ...Read More
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