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DWC Accepting Input on Direction of 2019 Medical Audit Plan 11/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 69 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation is accepting comments on what areas its medical quality review plan should examine next year. The divis...Read More

Group1001 to Expand Clear Spring Brand Through Lackawanna Acquisition 11/19/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 90 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
Insurance holding company Group1001 is acquiring 100% of Lackawanna Casualty Co. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Lackawanna American Insurance Co. and Lackawanna National Insurance Co., together known as Lackawanna Insurance Group. ...Read More

No Benefits After Worker's Post-Termination Car Accident 11/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentra
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 73 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
A Louisiana appellate court ruled that a worker was not entitled to benefits for injuries from a car accident that happened while he traveled to retrieve equipment for his former employer. ...Read More

Doctor Sentenced to 30 Months for Falsifying Driver Exam Results 11/19/2018
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 114 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A Georgia doctor who falsified Department of Transportation medical exam forms used to certify commercial drivers was sentenced to 30 months in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia said Friday. ...Read More

No Benefits for Farmhand Struck by Car After Grabbing Beer at Girlfriend's House 11/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a farmhand was not entitled to benefits for his injuries from being struck by a car as he crossed a road. ...Read More
New Designated Doctor Forms Required Dec. 6 11/19/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 165 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation posted a reminder on Friday that system participants on Dec. 6 must start using two new forms — DWC Form-032 and Form-068 — to comply w...Read More

Volunteer Worker's Waiver of Liability Didn't Bar Personal Injury Suit 11/19/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 101 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a volunteer employee should not have been barred from bringing a personal injury claim against his employer, even though he had signed a waiver of liability for such claims before he began working. ...Read More

Detroit Doctor and Crew Indicted on Charges of Illegal Opioid Distribution 11/19/2018
State: MI | Segment: NORTH | 157 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 37 min read
A Detroit general practitioner, his office manager and her brother have been indicted on federal charges of illegal distribution of $2.6 million worth of controlled substances, including opioids.  ...Read More

Second Large Consolidation Voids $2M in Liens 11/16/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1132 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
Steven Howser was convicted of conspiring to pay $8,000 in kickbacks to a Southern California doctor who ordered durable medical equipment from his company. As a result, the Division of Workers’ Compensation is wiping out about 1,000 liens with a claimed value of at least $1....Read More

Court Grants Pacific Hospital CFO Reprieve From Prison Sentence 11/16/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 703 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
The chief financial officer who tracked kickback payments to facilitate the spinal kickback scheme at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach will not serve time in prison, a reward for the substantial assistance he has provided prosecutors since sentencing. ...Read More
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