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Contractor Caught with No Comp Coverage, Contractor's License 05/29/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 608 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California contractor faces a year in jail and fines for failing to provide workers' compensation insurance or a valid contractor's license, the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office said.Prosecutors said a multi-agency compliance team conducted a sweep ...Read More
Community College Objects to Funding Cut in Budget 05/29/2014
State: NC | Segment: EAST | 624 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Pitt Community College officials expressed concern about Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposed budget at the college’s board of trustees meeting, according to local newspaper the Daily Reflector.PCC President Dennis Massey said he was concerned about the fact that McCrory’s budge...Read More
Carrier Can Use MCS-90 to Recover Subrogation Interest 05/29/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: CENTRAL | 428 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The workers' compensation insurance carrier that paid benefits for a worker's car accident could recover its subrogation interest against the automobile liability insurance carrier for the worker's employer, a Texas appellate court ruled. Case: South...Read More
City of Germantown Hopes to Open Own Health Clinic 05/29/2014
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The city of Germantown, Tennessee, is hoping to open its own employee health clinic, according to a local news report.City Administrator Patrick Lawton told the Commercial-Appeal newspaper that the purpose of the clinic is to steer employees toward a primary-care physician instead of eme...Read More
Caterer Who Collected Disability Payments Charged with Fraud 05/29/2014
State: NY | Segment: EAST | 374 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A 46-year-old man from Barre has been arrested on multiple felony counts of fraud in connection with receiving disability payments while operating a catering service, the Batavia News reported.Jeffrey M. Holler collected more than $25,000 in disability payments stemm...Read More
Court Grants Rehearing on Dispute for Reopening of Settlement 05/28/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1120 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
California's 2nd District Court of Appeal on Tuesday granted rehearing of a dispute about whether an injured worker should have been allowed to renege on his agreement to a stipulated award for his industrial injury and reopen his claim based on a new report from an agreed medical evaluator...Read More
Cal-OSHA Focusing on Construction Sites after Deaths 05/28/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 415 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health announced a special emphasis on construction site safety in the San Francisco Bay Area following a series of fatal accidents.The workplace safety regulatory agency, commonly known as Cal-OSHA, said it has deployed investigators to...Read More
Consulting Firm Names Spradling President 05/28/2014
State: TN | Segment: EAST | 265 | 0 | Popular with Legal
ESPinc, a Nashville-based public consulting firm for workers’ compensation programs, has named Brittany Spradling as its next president, effective June 1.Spradling is joining ESPinc after more than six years with Covance Clinical Development Services, where she last served as a cli...Read More
Criminal Probe of Correction Officer Claims Fruitless after 3 Years 05/28/2014
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 638 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A three-year investigation by state and federal officials into workers’ compensation claims from Illinois prison guards has yet to result in any arrests or a final report, the Belleville News-Democrat has reported.The newspaper triggered the criminal probe with...Read More
Court Overturns Denial of Benefits Based on Unauthenticated Report 05/28/2014
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: MS | Segment: EAST | 737 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A narrowly divided Mississippi appellate court overturned an administrative decision to deny benefits for a worker's claim that an industrial injury had aggravated her pre-existing back conditions, based on the unauthenticated report of the independent medical reviewer. ...Read More
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