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Fraud Grant Payments Increasing by 11% 09/12/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 536 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 68 min read
Prosecutors throughout California will receive more money to fight workers’ compensation fraud, thanks to both a larger assessment for the current fiscal year as well as a decision to distribute unspent money from the last fiscal year. ...Read More

Federal Law Doesn't Pre-Empt Common-Law Misclassification Test 09/11/2018
Source: WorkCpmpCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 413 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 128 min read
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act does not pre-empt the common-law test used by the labor commissioner to determine whether a motor carrier has properly classified its drivers as independent contractors. ...Read More

Fugitive Lawyer in $550 Million Fraud Case Sentenced 09/11/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: KY | Segment: Top | 223 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
A lawyer who fled to Honduras after pleading guilty last year to participating in a $550 million Social Security fraud scheme was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for his escape and related crimes. ...Read More

Federal Government Violated FOIA by Withholding Information From Injured Workers 09/10/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 177 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 70 min read
A federal trial judge in Colorado has ruled that the government violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to fully release information related to referee physicians and claimants involved in workers' compensation cases. ...Read More

Focus on Co-Morbidities in Claims Sharpens as Workforce Ages 09/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 246 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The U.S. workforce is growing both older and heavier, driving an intensifying interest in the workers’ comp industry on employee wellness programs, some say. ...Read More

Firefighter Pushes Back After City Sues for Legal Fees in Cancer Presumption Case 09/07/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 111 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
A Texas firefighter has taken to the airwaves because the city of Austin filed suit against her after she was diagnosed with cancer and won a workers' compensation claim. ...Read More

Funding Commission Proposes Repeal of Audit Expense Rule 09/05/2018
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 102 | 0 | Popular with Other_other | 8 min read
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is proposing to repeal a Workers’ Compensation Funding Commission rule that governs the payment of audit expenses by taxpayers. ...Read More

Fee Schedule Glitch Continues to Haunt Providers 08/31/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 830 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 21 min read
Despite two statements from the Division of Workers’ Compensation that acupuncture is compensable, some claims administrators continue to deny payment for the service, according to a medical billing software provider in Southern California. ...Read More

Former Executive Can't Proceed With Suit for Refund of Self-Insurance Deposit 08/31/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 124 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled that the former president of a defunct corporation could not maintain a lawsuit against the commissioner of the Department of Workers' Claims or the Kentucky Individual Self-Insurance Guaranty Fund for failing to refund the company’s leftover security...Read More

Fraud Reporting Bill Clears Legislature 08/30/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 462 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 27 min read
California lawmakers voted to send to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would clarify how state agencies share data about workers’ compensation fraud, and will allow more money to flow to district attorneys prosecuting fraud cases. ...Read More
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