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Workers' Compensation News

First Defendant Pleads Guilty in Upper N.Y. Sweep 04/04/2006
State: NY | Segment: Fraud | 119 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A former town official became the first defendant to plead guilty in a workers' compensation fraud sweep in upper state New York, according to New York State Insurance Fund. In all, 14 people were reportedly arrested in the operation, which targeted alleged fraud by State Fund policyholder...Read More
Fraud Accusation Comes Back on Employer 04/03/2006
State: CA | Segment: Fraud | 82 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California tree-service operator who authorities say falsely accused his employee of fraud has been arrested in a turnabout case, the California Department of Insurance reports. Matthew Day, 26, of San Bernardino was booked Tuesday after appearing at San Bernardino County Superi...Read More
First Cardinal Switches to LLC Status 04/03/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 59 | 0
First Cardinal Corp. has changed its name to First Cardinal LLC, the workers' compensation insurer announced. The company explained the change was made for corporate tax purposes. "Customers, including self-insurance group members, insureds, and claimants, will not see any differen...Read More
Fortune Names Cambridge a Top Outsourcing Firm 04/03/2006
State: NA | Segment: Business | 234 | 0
Cambridge Solutions Ltd. announced Friday that it was ranked 28th on Fortune magazine's "2006 Global Outsourcing 100" List, and selected as one of Fortune's "Global Outsourcing Leaders." Cambridge said in a press release that it is one of the largest knowledge-based information technology...Read More
Florida 4th Rules on Possible Intentional Tort 03/30/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 119 | 0
The Fourth District of the Florida Court of Appeals ruled that a school's failure to warn teacher of a known dangerous student could constitute intentional tort. In Patrick v. Palm Beach County Sch. Bd., No. 4D05-1244, 03/29/2006, Stacy Patrick, a teacher for the Palm Beach County S...Read More
Florida 1st Reduces Attendant Care Benefits 03/30/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 309 | 0
The First District of the Florida Court of Appeals ruled that spouse-provided stand-by care that is not directly related to the claimant's injury is not compensable. In Industrial Blowpipe v. Capps, No. 1D04-5678, 03/29/2006, William Capps was injured in 1985 when he was forced to ...Read More
Florida 1st Rules on Authorized Provider Status 03/30/2006
State: FL | Segment: Courts | 98 | 0
The First District of the Florida Court of Appeals ruled that an authorized treating provider does not become deauthorized merely because he changes to a different practice. In Camus v. Manatee County Sch. Bd. , No. 1D05-1110, 03/29/2006, Sandy Camus was injured in 1995 and began tr...Read More
First Medical Provider Network for Texas Approved 03/30/2006
State: TX | Segment: Regulatory | 160 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a certificate to Texas Star Network/Concentra, the first workers' compensation medical network to complete the process. The network's service area covers 75 counties in the greater metropolitan areas of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Au...Read More
Fee Schedule Update Coming Without Notice 03/30/2006
State: NY | Segment: Regulatory | 473 | 0
The New York State Workers' Compensation Board confirmed Wednesday that it is planning a "minor" revision of its fee schedule, effective April 1, but noted that details of the changes will not be available until the middle of May. The adjustments are "minor in nature and do not include a...Read More
Fort Hays State to Offer OSHA Training 03/29/2006
State: KS | Segment: Events | 47 | 0
The Small Business Development Center at Fort Hays State University will offer a course on "OSHA Safety Requirements for Small Business" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 27 and from 8 a.m. to noon April 28 at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Drive, in Hays. The workshop is...Read More
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