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Lawmaker Seeks to Make Available Public Self-Insurer Data 06/22/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 382 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 42 min read
A Bay Area lawmaker is pushing legislation that would allow the Office of Self-Insurance Plans to release information about self-insurance programs run by public agencies throughout California. ...Read More

Amended Bill Would Allow All Employers to Pay Benefits by Debit Card 06/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 291 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 34 min read
All California employers would be allowed to pay temporary disability benefits by debit card, under a recently amended bill. Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramen...Read More

Younger Drobot Seeks Sentence Reduction 06/22/2018
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 475 | 2 | Popular with Legal | 23 min read
Michael R. Drobot is asking a federal judge in Southern California to shave four months off the 41-month prison sentence she handed down in March to reflect what he says is new evidence establishing that the kickbacks paid to physicians who referred patients to Pacific Hospital of Long Beach did ...Read More

Wearable Technology Has Array of Uses 06/22/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 292 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 25 min read
A rapid expansion in wearable technology may soon mean that employers will be able to use the devices to prevent workplace injuries, improve treatment of injured workers — or even detect worker fraud. ...Read More

Lawyers Concerned After Indictment, New Data on Top-Billing Attorneys 06/22/2018
By: William Rabb (Reporter)
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1035 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 32 min read
The Texas workers' compensation legal community is abuzz with concern after two major developments: A claimants' attorney was indicted on charges of overbilling and fraudulent billing, and a database released by the state shows other lawyers appear to be billing for an unrealistic number ...Read More

CopperPoint Re-Elects Four Board Members 06/22/2018
State: AZ | Segment: WEST | 81 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 89 min read
Arizona-based CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Co. announced the re-election of four members of its board of directors: LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers, Marc Schmittlein, Donald A. Smith Jr. and Stephen Tully. ...Read More

OIEC Issues Mandatory Notices on Ombudsman, 1st Responder Program 06/22/2018
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 98 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 6 min read
The Texas Office of Injured Employee Counsel posted online two posters that must be posted in workplaces: an Ombudsman Program notice that all employers are required to display, and a notice about the state’s new first responder advocacy program. ...Read More
Industrial Commission Wants to Clarify AWW Calculation 06/22/2018
State: ID | Segment: WEST | 68 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 47 min read
The Idaho Industrial Commission announced that it is considering changes to its rules governing the calculation of wages for temporary total disability payments and temporary partial disability payments. The commission said it “wants to clarify its expectation regarding average week...Read More

AmTrust Shareholders Approve Buyout Deal to Take Company Private 06/22/2018
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 117 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 12 min read
An increased price per share was enough to convince AmTrust Financial Services Inc. shareholders to accept a buyout offer that will take the company private. ...Read More

Attorney Can Collect Fee Based on Denial of Employer's Petition for Review 06/22/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 63 | 0 | Popular with Employer | 39 min read
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a worker’s attorney is entitled to an award of $2,200 in fees because the worker “prevailed” against the denial of his claim when the Supreme Court denied a petition for review. ...Read More
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