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Ex-Arbitrator Says Emails Were Summaries of Court Rulings, Not Evidence of Bias 09/10/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 134 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 159 min read
The former Illinois arbitrator whose name was withdrawn this year after questions were raised about his views said Friday that the appointment and review process has become too politicized. ...Read More

Email Only, Please, Board Says About Settlement Documents 09/10/2018
State: IN | Segment: NORTH | 80 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
The Indiana Workers' Compensation Board will no longer accept paper documents in settlements.  In fact, it will destroy them...Read More

Eligible IMR Applications Increase, but Little Change in UR Uphold Rate 09/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
The number of applications for independent medical review decreased for a third consecutive year in 2017, but a greater percentage of them were eligible for review, according to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation. ...Read More

Ex-Prison Guard Now Faces Lockup for Alleged WC Fraud 09/07/2018
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 151 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
A former prison guard could now face time behind bars himself after he was charged with $64,000 in workers' compensation fraud. ...Read More

EK Health Acquires Directions Group 09/05/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 136 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
EK Health Services has acquired The Directions Group Inc., a South Carolina-based vocational rehabilitation company, effective Sept. 1. The Directi...Read More

Ex-Postal Driver Charged With Collecting $160,000 in Benefits While Working 09/05/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 106 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 28 min read
A former New York postal worker has been charged with collecting more than $160,000 in benefits over 17 years, all while working at a flea market after stating that he was totally disabled. ...Read More

Everest Insurance Hires Vincent Vandendael as International CEO 09/04/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 52 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 285 min read
Everest Insurance, the specialty insurance division of Everest Re Group Ltd., has hired Vincent Vandendael as chief executive officer of Everest Insurance International. ...Read More

Ethics Committee Affirms Violations on Five Complaints 08/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 916 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee identified five violations of judicial ethics following investigations into judges accused of having a share in a law firm that appears before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, allowing a court reporter to object to the way an...Read More

Evidence of Worker's Employability Supported Reduction of Lost-Earning Capacity Rating 08/30/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: MS | Segment: SOUTH | 85 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 33 min read
The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld the reduction of a worker’s lost wage-earning capacity, from 50% to 20%, based on evidence that she was able to work in sedentary and light-duty positions, earning at least the minimum wage. ...Read More

EnableComp Names Scott Bagwell to Board of Directors 08/29/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 79 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
EnableComp LLC, a provider of workers' compensation billing and collection services for health care facilities, has added Scott Bagwell to its board of directors. ...Read More
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