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Fraud Case Against Doctor Took Four Years to Build 06/04/2008
State: CA | Segment: Top | 356 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Insurance fraud investigators took four years to build a case before against Dr. Jay Allan Vogel, a Southern California orthopedist arrested last week on 44 charges related to insurance fraud, according to a copy of the arrest warrant obtained by WorkCompCentral.A fellow orthopedist tipp...Read More
Fla. Deputy Ends Legal Battle over Work Comp Ruling 06/02/2008
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 32 | 0
Pasco County, Fla., sheriff's Deputy Steven Sickles settled a lawsuit filed last week against Sheriff Bob White, who placed Sickles on unpaid leave after a state judge of workers' compensation claims (JCC) denied a claim filed by the deputy.The Tampa Tribune reported Sickles'...Read More
Fla. Man Draws 10-Year Sentence After Being Videotaped Moving Boxes 05/29/2008
State: FL | Segment: Fraud | 24 | 0
A Charlotte County, Fla. man spotted loading boxes into a moving van while drawing workers' compensation disability benefits has drawn a 10-year prison term, state Attorney General Bill McCollum said this week.Ronald Harter, 52, was previously convicted by a Charlotte County jury of ...Read More
Fla. DWC Schedules More EDI Training 05/28/2008
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 301 | 0
The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) has scheduled additional training for electronic data interchange (EDI) Release 3 claims filings for Aug. 14 and 15 in Tampa.The session, which covers training on EDI Rule 69L-56, will be held at the University of South Florida and ...Read More
Former Fraud Investigator Sues Workforce Safety and Insurance 05/28/2008
State: ND | Segment: Fraud | 202 | 0
In the continuing controversy involving operations of North Dakota’s workers’ compensation agency, a former fraud investigator has filed suit in Burleigh County District Court against Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI), contending he was fired after being subpoenaed to give a depositio...Read More
Fla. Man Double Dipping in Mass. Gets 98 Days After Guilty Plea 05/27/2008
State: MA | Segment: Fraud | 96 | 0
A Florida man was sentenced to 98 days in state prison after pleading guilty last week to charges that he schemed to collect more than $34,000 in workers' compensation benefits while continuing to work, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in a press release.Dougla...Read More
FWCJUA Panel to Review Disaster Plan 05/27/2008
State: FL | Segment: Regulatory | 104 | 0
A panel of the Florida Workers' Compensation Joint Underwriting Association (FWCJUA) is set to review the final plans for disaster recovery and emergency preparedness during a teleconference meeting scheduled for Friday.Florida's residual carrier for workers' compensation has...Read More
Fairport Ice Maker Receives 20 Citations, $90,000 in Fines 05/27/2008
State: NY | Segment: Safety | 194 | 0
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued 20 citations with fines totaling $90,000 to Arctic Glacier of Fairport, N.Y., for alleged serious violations of OSHA health and safety standards at its ice plant.OSHA reported the bulk of the citations involve alleged deficiencies...Read More
Fla. WCCP Conference Slated for Marco Island June 8-11 05/22/2008
State: FL | Segment: Events | 251 | 0
The Florida Association of Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals will host its 17th annual Claims Management Conference & Leadership Retreat on Marco Island June 8-11.The conference is designed for front-line claims, medical, risk, and human resource supervisors, managers an...Read More
Fla. High Court Gives Go Ahead for Trial of 1st DCA Judge 05/22/2008
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 86 | 0
The Florida Supreme Court has refused to intervene in the political battle over efforts by former state Senate President and Escambia County Commissioner W.D. Childers to overturn his bribery conviction in a decision that threatens to air years of back-room dissension on the First District Court of ...Read More
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