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Doc-in-a-Box Founder Ordered to Pay $10M to Allstate 12/13/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 672 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefA Southern California chiropractor who once held seminars around the country touting his "doc-in-a-box" business model for clinics owned by both medical doctors and chiropractors must pa...Read More
DWC Announces 22 Final Disciplinary Orders for October 12/12/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 274 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation announced on Monday that 22 disciplinary orders became final in October, including actions involving four providers and an assessment of $130,560 in fines.The final actions include orders related to violations of the Texas Labor Code and ...Read More
DOL Increases Comp Mileage Rate 12/12/2012
State: NH | Segment: EAST | 404 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The New Hampshire Department of Labor has increased the mileage rate for injured workers from 55.5 cents to 56.5 cents per mile, effective on Jan. 1, 2013.DOL said the mileage rate for medical, hospital and remedial-care travel is equal to the rate set for transportation expenses by the ...Read More
DWC Sends Notice of Emergency Voucher Regulations 12/11/2012
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 675 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 2 min read
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has issued a notice of emergency regulatory action to implement temporary rules that change the amount of vocational retraining vouchers and the time frame for delivering the benefit, as required by Senate Bill 863.The division publi...Read More
DWC Announces New Maximum Weekly Benefit 12/11/2012
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 449 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation said the maximum weekly workers' compensation indemnity benefit will be $816 for injuries occurring on or after Jan. 1, 2013.DWC said the Agency for Workforce Innovation determined the statewide average weekly wage paid by employers s...Read More
DWC Proposes Change to Name Use Law that Spawned Lawsuit 12/10/2012
State: TX | Segment: Top | 933 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Bill Kidd, Central Bureau ChiefWhen Texas Workers' Compensation Commissioner Rod Bordelon addresses a legislative committee today, he's expected to say the state's workers' compensation system is in good sha...Read More
Defense Counsel's Mistake Costs Client $1.67 Million in Tort Action 12/07/2012
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 673 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Texas defense attorney made a costly mistake in failing to introduce all of the evidence in support of an employer's exclusive remedy affirmative defense at trial.The 11th Court of Appeals on Thursday explained that it would not consider exhibits or affidavits ...Read More
DWC Issues Reminder on Self-Insured Political Subdivision Reports 12/07/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 376 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation has issued a year-end reminder to self-insured political subdivisions regarding notification to the DWC when they choose to provide medical benefits to employees by directly contracting with health care providers or by contracting with health care pr...Read More
Department Joins National Prescription Monitoring Program 12/06/2012
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 451 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Illinois Department of Human Services announced on Monday that its prescription monitoring program has joined a national data-sharing network that will provide "greater identification and prevention of prescription drug abuse."The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy's PMP ...Read More
DWC Issues Reminder on Nonsubscriber Reporting Requirements 12/06/2012
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 175 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Division of Workers' Compensation has issued a year-end reminder to employers regarding notification to employees if the employer is a nonsubscriber to the workers' compensation system.Effective Jan. 1, Texas employers who do not carry workers’ compensation insura...Read More
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