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Plainview City Manager to Serve on Municipal Risk Pool Board 08/08/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 140 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 84 min read
The city manager of Plainview, Texas, will serve on the board of the risk fund for municipalities, the city announced. ...Read More

Prosecutors Seek Court Guidance on Competency Test for Accused Attorney 08/07/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 836 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
Federal prosecutors are asking for a judge to resolve disputes over the questions that the government’s mental health expert can ask during an independent examination of a Southern California attorney accused of paying kickbacks to doctors who referred work comp patients to his medical comp...Read More

Pfizer Pushes for Lyrica Patent Extension 08/07/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 482 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 43 min read
Those who have been anxiously awaiting expiration of the patent for brand-name drug Lyrica, one of the top-prescribed drugs in workers’ comp, may have to wait a bit longer: Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has reportedly received a six-month extension of its patent. ...Read More

Pure Premium Recommendation on Agenda for WCIRB Meeting 08/03/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 257 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 31 min read
The Governing Committee of California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau could recommend a Jan. 1, 2019, advisory pure premium rate during a meeting Wednesday in Oakland. ...Read More

Paving Company Cited After Worker Run Over, Killed by Equipment 08/03/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 170 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
A Florida paving company is facing proposed federal fines of $16,814 after a worker who allegedly wasn’t properly trained was pulled under a paver and killed. ...Read More

Paradigm Outcomes Announces Expansion of Catastrophic Care Solutions 08/02/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 450 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 13 min read
Paradigm Outcomes announced that it has expanded its clinical services as a result of purchasing several assets from Best Doctors Inc. ...Read More

Prescription Drugs, First Responder Benefits Popular Issues With Lawmakers 08/02/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 365 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
Lawmakers in nearly every state considered legislation addressing prescription drugs this year, with 20 focusing on issues directly relating to workers’ compensation, including physician dispensing and opioid use, according to a new report released Wednesday by the National Council on ...Read More

Policy Institute Chronicles Cost to City of 'Modest' Comp Claims 07/31/2018
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 260 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 2 min read
The Illinois Policy Institute says that the city of Belleville, Illinois, has spent $420,000 settling workers’ compensation claims by employees this year, with much of that money going to workers who returned to their jobs the day after the injury. ...Read More

Panel Finds Corporate Veil Shields Claimant From Lien Stay 07/30/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1807 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 36 min read
Three Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board commissioners found that criminal charges against a director of a parent corporation don’t necessarily trigger the stay on liens filed by a subsidiary, but identified other unanswered questions about what exactly California lawmakers want...Read More

Profitable Q2 at The Hartford Includes Favorable Work Comp Development 07/30/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 383 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 50 min read
The Hartford has reported second quarter net income of $582 million, a reversal of a $40 million net loss in the second quarter of 2017...Read More
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