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Fla. Judge Reports Major Progress in E-Filings 07/08/2008
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 142 | 0
Florida's Office of Judges of Compensation Claims (OJCC) saw a 680% increase in the electronic filing of documents during fiscal 2007-2008. The unprecedented growth caused the number of "e-filings" last month to close in on the total for the entire previous year, Deputy Chief Judge David Langham...Read More
Fla. Court Protects Claimant's Financial Info in Remand 07/08/2008
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 183 | 0
A Florida judge of compensation claims erred by allowing discovery of a claimant's financial information without first convening an evidentiary hearing to determine the importance of the information, the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled in a published decision.After reviewing case ...Read More
Fla. Trio Pleads Guilty in DME Scam 07/08/2008
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 91 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
Three people involved with a Miami-based medical billing company have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to commit health care fraud in connection with nearly $420 million in phony billings to Medicare for durable medical equipment, officials said last week.U.S. Attorney Alexander A...Read More
Frasco Hires King from MJM as Head of Special Investigations Units 07/07/2008
State: CA | Segment: People | 360 | 0
Frasco Inc. announced Wednesday that it has hired Sam King to head its Special Investigations Unit and Program Management business units.King comes to Frasco from MJM Investigations, where he served as the senior vice president of MJM’s Western Region, responsible for 13 Western st...Read More
Fla. OJCC Miami Office Moving to Larger Quarters This Month 07/07/2008
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 238 | 0
After a seven-year search, the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims is finally moving its Miami district office to larger quarters.OJCC Chief Deputy Judge David Langham said the five judges in Miami and their support staff will move from one tower of the state Rohde Building t...Read More
Ferndale Cogeneration Station Earns Star Award 07/02/2008
State: WA | Segment: Safety | 282 | 0
The Tenaska Ferndale Cogeneration Station is receiving a workplace safety award from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industry.The Ferndale plant is designated a Star site by the Department of Labor & Industries’ Voluntary Protection Program. This means it has ach...Read More
Forklift Rodeo Regional in Spokane July 12 07/01/2008
State: WA | Segment: Events | 180 | 0
A regional competition in Spokane July 12 will determine who will compete in the Forklift Rodeo finals in September.The Washington Department of Labor and Industries is sponsoring a Forklift Rodeo regional competition at Spokane Community College. The competition is open to professional ...Read More
Former Manager Says Tribal Comp Program Left 200 Claimants Behind 06/30/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 266 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A bankrupt staffing firm that sold a "tribal" workers' compensation coverage plan to dozens of California employers left behind more than 200 permanent disability claims with an estimated $5 million in liabilities, the former underwriter and claims manager for the company told WorkCompCentral....Read More
Federal Judge Questions Rationality Of Fla. Gun Law 06/30/2008
State: FL | Segment: Top | 400 | 0
A federal judge presiding in the fight between the National Rifle Association (NRA) and two major Florida business groups over a new "parking-lot" gun law that has gained the national spotlight said he won't rule on a request for a temporary injunction until after the law takes effect....Read More
First District Agrees To Review Apportionment Ruling 06/27/2008
State: CA | Segment: Courts | 174 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The First District Court of Appeals Thursday agreed to review a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board decision that reinterpreted apportionment in cases where there are multiple injuries that become permanent and stationary simultaneously.The First District court order agrees to revi...Read More
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