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Attorney Draws Suspension for 'Sexting' Client 06/17/2016
State: OH | Segment: NORTH | 743 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 17 min read
A Lima-area solo practitioner got herself suspended from the practice of law this week for "sexting" with one of her clients. The O...Read More

Supreme Court Explains Apportionment for Pre-Existing Conditions 06/17/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: WV | Segment: SOUTH | 600 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 118 min read
The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the correct method for fixing the amount of a permanent partial disability award for a compensable injury suffered by a claimant who has a noncompensable, pre-existing impairment is to deduct the impairment attributable to the pre-existing injury fr...Read More

Vullo Confirmed as State Superintendent of Financial Services 06/17/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 2302 | 0 | Popular with Insurance | 36 min read
The New York Senate confirmed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nomination of Maria Vullo as the new superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services last week, the department announced in a press release....Read More
Ebix Offers to Buy Patriot National 06/17/2016
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 2653 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 314 min read
Ebix Inc., an international supplier of software and e-commerce services to the insurance, financial and health care industries, has offered to acquire Patriot National Inc. Ebix announced on Wednesday that it had sent a letter to Patriot National’s board, outlining its offer to buy...Read More

Pain Management Practice May Close Without Doctor Indicted for Narcotics Distribution 06/17/2016
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 1230 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 20 min read
The only way for a Williamsville pain management practice to stay open is if Eugene Gosy, a doctor indicted in April on 114 counts of illegally distributing drugs, returns, his defense attorney and a doctor currently overseeing his practice said. ...Read More
Letter Carrier Admits to Submitting False Travel Vouchers to OWCP 06/17/2016
State: MD | Segment: SOUTH | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
A former letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service pleaded guilty this week to theft of government property in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $25,000 in workers' compensation benefits, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced. Doreen Allen, 51, of Temple Hi...Read More
Lawmakers to Hear Work Comp Issues at June 22 Hearing 06/17/2016
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 770 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 7 min read
The Montana Legislature's Economic Affairs Interim Committee on June 22 will hear public comments on several issues related to the workers' compensation industry, including a review of Montana State Fund's budget, and presumption and post-traumatic stress disorder issues related to em...Read More

Carrier That Owed No Coverage to Employer Still Must Pay Benefits for Worker's Death 06/17/2016
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 558 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 18 min read
A New York appellate court ruled that a comp carrier that secured a declaratory judgment saying it owed no coverage to an employer still had to pay benefits for the death of one of the employer's workers. ...Read More

Houston Cargo Handler Accused of Failing to Pay $800,000 in Premiums 06/17/2016
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 2189 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 3 min read
A Houston cargo handler failed to pay more than $800,000 in premiums on workers’ compensation policies issued by a New York insurance company, according to a complaint filed June 8 in the U.S. District Court ...Read More

DMEC's July Conference in New Orleans to Feature Workers' Compensation Seminars 06/17/2016
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 789 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 5 min read
The Disability Management Employer Coalition, a disability professionals’ education and networking association, will host several workers’ compensation seminars at its annual confere...Read More
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