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AIG Posts $622M Loss in Fourth Quarter 02/15/2019
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 91 min read
American International Group Inc. has reported a net loss of $622 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to a $6.7 billion net ...Read More

Bills Would Allow Up to $2,000 in Medical Care Before Claim Is Approved 02/15/2019
State: KS | Segment: NORTH | 89 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
An injured worker would not have to wait for a claim to be filed or even for approval from the employer before seeking up to $2,000 in medical care, according to two bills filed in the Kansas Legislature. ...Read More

Injured Worker Can't Set Aside Partial Settlement 02/15/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: AK | Segment: WEST | 59 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 4 min read
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that an injured worker could not set aside his partial settlement of his workers’ compensation claim, nor could he enforce an alleged agreement with his employer for the payment of future medical benefits. ...Read More

Chamber 'Disturbed' by Comprehensive Reform Bill; Committee Vote Postponed 02/15/2019
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 133 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 24 min read
The battle over the reform of Oklahoma's workers' compensation law continues to churn, now with Republicans sparing with each other over how far worker-friendly changes should go. ...Read More

Court Reinstates Part of Worker's Tort Claim for Injuries at Meat Processing Plant 02/15/2019
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 38 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals partially revived an injured worker’s tort claims against a group of defendants allegedly at fault for his conveyor belt accident at a meat processing plant. ...Read More

Proposal to Award Fees for Reversed Denials Heading to Governor 02/15/2019
State: UT | Segment: WEST | 64 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 1 min read
Utah lawmakers are sending Gov. Gary Herbert a bill that would authorize add-on fees when injured workers successfully challenge denied medical claims. ...Read More

Court Orders Feds to Seize Drobot's Newport Beach Home 02/14/2019
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1482 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 35 min read
Financial transactions that a federal judge said violated the terms of Michael D. Drobot’s plea agreement are about to cost the former hospital executive the very thing he says he was trying to save: his waterfront home in Southern California. ...Read More

Podiatrist Charged With Overbilling for Hot/Cold Units 02/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1360 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A Southern California podiatrist remained in a Los Angeles County jail on Wednesday after surrendering to state Department of Insurance investigators on two fraud charges. ...Read More

Assembly Speaker Reappoints Kessler to CHSWC 02/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 251 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 26 min read
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon reappointed Shelley Kessler to represent labor on the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Contractor Fined $242K After Worker Killed by Trench Collapse 02/14/2019
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 327 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 9 min read
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has fined Bay Area contractor Platinum Pipeline $242,600 for failing to protect employees from trenching hazards after a worker was killed on July 26. ...Read More
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