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Quinn Appoints Arbitrators from both Claimant and Defense Sides 09/12/2014
State: IL | Segment: Top | 841 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn, running for re-election against a strong Republican opponent, split it down the middle in appointing four new arbitrators to the Workers' Compensation Commission. Two of the lawyers have represented claimants and the other two come from the defense side....Read More
Quinn Touts Rate Cut; Rauner Says WC Puts State at Disadvantage 08/01/2014
State: IL | Segment: Top | 1249 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Workers’ compensation costs are emerging as a prominent issue in the Illinois governor’s race, with Gov. Pat Quinn responding this week to surging Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s promises to reform a broken system. On Wednesday, Quinn touted a recommendation for a 5...Read More
Quinn Signs Bill Allowing Psychologists to Prescribe 06/27/2014
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 706 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that will make the state just the third in the nation that allows psychologists to prescribe medications used to treat mental illnesses, the Chicago Tribune reported.In most states, a patient sees a psychologist for therapy and has to see a ...Read More
Quinn Signs Bill Stripping Tort Liability Immunity from Safety Firms 06/11/2014
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 501 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law a bill that would remove tort immunity from independent safety consultants in workers’ compensation cases. The bill, ...Read More
Qmedtrix Reaches Class-Action Settlement for Underpayments 03/12/2014
State: LA | Segment: Top | 1104 | 0 | Popular with Legal
By Michael Whiteley, WorkCompCentral CorrespondentOregon medical bill-review firm Qmedtrix Systems has reached a $7 million settlement with 185 Louisiana hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers over allegations that the co...Read More
QBE Insurance Group Names New Group CFO 01/29/2014
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 431 | 0 | Popular with Legal
QBE Insurance Group Limited has named Patrick Regan as its group chief financial officer, a position he will assume in June.Regan was most recently the CFO at Aviva. He has global insurance experience as former group chief operating officer and chief financial office...Read More
Quinn Appoints Commissioner and Arbitrator to IWCC 01/09/2014
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: IL | Segment: CENTRAL | 583 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn has appointed Arbitrator Stephen Mathis as a commissioner representing the public and Jessica Hegarty as an arbitrator, the Workers' Compensation Commission announced Wednesday.Commissioner Mathis has served as an arbitrator since 1996. According to the st...Read More
Queries to Florida PDMP Jumped 61% in 2012-2013 12/04/2013
State: FL | Segment: Top | 725 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Queries to Florida's two-year-old prescription drug-monitoring program jumped by 61% in the past year and registration by the state's pharmacists and health care providers increased by 28%, the Florida Department of Health reported this week.Dr. John Armstrong, Florida's surg...Read More
QBE Contracts with Sedgwick for Claims Administration 10/31/2013
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 650 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The QBE North America Claims organization has teamed up with Sedgwick Claims Management Services to be the third-party administrator associated with QBE's new claims-administration model, the company announced Wednesday.Chief Claims Officer Paul Stachura said the partnership will enh...Read More
Quarry Worker Injured by Rock Crusher Can't Sue Employer in Tort 10/24/2013
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: WV | Segment: EAST | 1042 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A quarry worker whose leg was injured by a rock-crushing machine was not entitled to sue his employer in tort for his injury, nor could he assert a viable cause of action for fraud or wrongful termination, the state Supreme Court ruled.Case: Friel v. Kenton Meadows C...Read More
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