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Veteran Applicants' Attorney Partners With Civil Litigator to Form New Firm 09/22/2016
By: Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1428 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 40 min read
Veteran trial attorneys Greg Bentley and Keith More on Tuesday announced the launch of their new firm — Bentley & More — in Irvine. ...Read More

Victims of Work-Related Crashes Can Recover Med Expenses From Third-Party Tortfeasors 08/31/2016
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 3127 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 5 min read
New Jersey residents injured in work-related car crashes may recover medical expenses from third-party tortfeasors, and workers' compensation insurers have a right to be reimbursed for the medical expenses they paid, the Superior Court of New Jersey's appellate division determined.&n...Read More

VICA Luncheon Talk on How to Poke Holes in Psych Evaluation Reports Set for Sept. 13 08/25/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 701 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 41 min read
The September installment of the Valley Industrial Claims Association's educational luncheon series will feature a presentation called "Essentials of Psych Reporting and Deposing Psych Doctors." ...Read More

Vendor Bids $784,400 to Develop and Implement Medical Fee Schedule 08/22/2016
State: VA | Segment: SOUTH | 607 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 54 min read
A Melville, New York-based firm was selected Friday by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission as the vendor to develop and implement a medical fee schedule that officials hope will reduce the 2,000 medical fee disputes that occur on average each year in the commonwealth. ...Read More
VICA to Hold Educational Luncheon on Genetics, Prescription Drugs 08/05/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 537 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 14 min read
The Valley Industrial Claims Association of Sacramento will host a presentation by Jeff Donofrio of AccuScript Genetics at this month's educational luncheon, to be held Aug. 9. Donofrio's talk, "The Right Drug and the Right Dose at the Right Time," will begin at 11:30 a....Read More

Ventura County Worker Sentenced to 109 Days for Fraud 07/28/2016
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 817 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 19 min read
A Southern California woman videotaped lugging car wheels around a parking lot after telling doctors a work injury prevented her from lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk was sentenced to 109 days in jail, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office ...Read More

Violations at Grain Storage Facility Bring $61,600 in Fines 07/27/2016
State: NE | Segment: NORTH | 467 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 47 min read
An inspection conducted as part of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's local emphasis program for grain handling hazards led to $61,600 in fines against a Nebraska farmers cooperative. ...Read More

Vendor Gets $700,000 Even Though Workers' Comp Contract Was Canceled 07/11/2016
State: CT | Segment: NORTH | 594 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 22 min read
A poorly negotiated contract between a Houston vendor and the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission could cost taxpayers $700,000. Met...Read More

Vocational Rehab Provider Pleads Guilty to Fraud 07/05/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 592 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A woman who exaggerated workers’ compensation claims and filed phony expenses must pay the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $56,000, the agency says. ...Read More
Vericlaim Names William Breslin President of Managed Repair Networks 06/28/2016
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 510 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 3 min read
Vericlaim, a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., has promoted William Breslin to president of managed repair networks. Breslin will now head First Choice Repair and Diamond Property Loss Solutions, Vericlaim announced last week. He will oversee managed repair teams bas...Read More
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