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Workers' Compensation News

Fla. Contractors Charged with Paying Illegal Workers off the Books 10/21/2008
State: FL | Segment: EAST | 183 | 0
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said it has filed workers' compensation fraud charges against two Jacksonville construction contractors, alleging they hired illegal workers and avoided paying more than $300,000 in workers' compensation premiums.FDLE said Jesus Al...Read More
Former Pro Footballer Awarded Attorney's Fees 10/20/2008
State: OH | Segment: CENTRAL | 472 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A former Cleveland Browns cornerback was awarded attorney's fees by the 8th Appellate District after his former employer's 2006 objections to the 1996 award were dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.Stacey Hairston received a 17% permanent partial disability award in...Read More
Fraud Unit's Second Year Sees Increase in Referrals, Prosecutions 10/16/2008
State: IL | Segment: Top | 319 | 0 | Popular with Array
In its second year of operation, the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit (WCFU) more than doubled the number of cases investigated and referred to prosecutors, according to the Illinois Division of Insurance.The unit was created under legislation passed in 2005 and presented its annua...Read More
Frank Biehl Reappointed to Workers' Compensation Board 10/16/2008
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 96 | 0
Oregon Workers' Compensation Board member Frank Biehl has been reappointed to the board, Chairwoman Abbie Herman announced Wednesday.Herman said in a memorandum posted on the board's website that Gov. Ted Kulongoski appointed Biehl to a fourth four-year term. The Oregon Senate co...Read More
Former N.Y. Broker Sentenced to Probation 10/15/2008
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 159 | 0
A former Binghamton, N.Y., broker whose license was revoked in 2002 drew five years' probation this week for continuing to sell bogus insurance to clients stretching from New York City to Watertown, N.Y.The New York State Insurance Department (NYSID) announced Tuesday that Thaddeus J...Read More
Florida JCCs Launch Video Hearings 10/13/2008
State: FL | Segment: Top | 267 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Two weeks ago Friday, Daniel Sanchez ended his 23-year ordeal with the Florida workers' compensation system with the signature of a judge he's never met in a hearing room more than 660 miles away from where justice was being served.Florida Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claim...Read More
Fugitive Physician Charged With Health Care Fraud 10/10/2008
State: RI | Segment: Fraud | 59 | 0
A federal grand jury has charged Rhode Island physician Tarek W. Wehbe with health care fraud, illegal distribution of controlled substances and money laundering. A 152-count indictment also seeks the forfeiture of about $5.9 million, alleged to be the proceeds of Wehbe’s criminal ...Read More
Fed Authorizes Another $37.8 Billion in Cash for AIG 10/09/2008
State: NY | Segment: Top | 144 | 0
American International Group (AIG) announced a securities-lending deal with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York late Wednesday that allows the troubled insurance holding company to get a second cash infusion of up to $37.8 billion in exchange for loaning that much in securities from its life subsid...Read More
Federal Probe of House of Raeford Farms Expands 10/09/2008
State: SC | Segment: EAST | 68 | 0
A federal prosecutor in the ongoing investigation of poultry processor House of Raeford Farms said Wednesday the probe has expanded beyond the immigration issues that triggered a raid and the arrest of 300 illegal workers in Greenville, S.C., Tuesday.Kevin F. McDonald, First Assistant U....Read More
Former Postal Worker Convicted of Work Comp Fraud 10/06/2008
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 82 | 0
A former postal worker from Checkerboard, Mont. was convicted late last week of fraud for lying in her workers' compensation claim, the Billings Gazette reported.Bonnie Margaret Schreiber, 56, was found guilty on two counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and stealing from the government....Read More
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