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Doc Agrees to Stop Dispensing Compounds Until Kickback, Manslaughter Charges Resolved 01/17/2018
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1393 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Southern California doctor agreed to stop prescribing or dispensing compound drugs until kickback and manslaughter charges are resolved in a case that defense lawyers say should be thrown out because the Orange County District Attorney’s Office reviewed documents protected by attorney-cli...Read More

State Expands PDMP to Include All Prescription Drugs 01/17/2018
By: Elaine Goodman (medical/business reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 331 | 0 | Popular with Legal
As almost every state has implemented a prescription drug monitoring program, attention has now shifted to fine-tuning the PDMPs through such steps as expanding the list of drugs that must be reported when dispensed and deciding whether prescribers must check the database. ...Read More

Former JCC Wins 1st Round in Legal Battle Challenging Nominating Commission 01/17/2018
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 152 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Former Florida Judge of Compensation Claims Gerardo Castiello has prevailed in his first of three challenges to the process used to nominate workers’ compensation judges. ...Read More

Investigators Cracking Down on Premium Fraud 01/17/2018
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: FL | Segment: Top | 217 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Florida workers’ compensation fraud investigators made 407 arrests and secured 360 convictions in fiscal 2017, slightly down from the year before and significantly less than in fiscal 2015, a new report states. ...Read More

Court Upholds Denial of Request to Suspend Worker's Disability Benefits 01/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: PA | Segment: NORTH | 110 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Commonwealth Court ruled that an employer was not entitled to a suspension of a worker’s benefits after he returned to work, rejecting the claim that the worker's loss of income was attributable to an economic downturn as opposed to an injury. ...Read More

Employer Found Liable for Additional Premium 01/17/2018
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: SC | Segment: SOUTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that an employer was liable for the payment of additional premiums to its insurance carrier because its workers’ compensation policy was subject to a loss-sensitive rate plan. ...Read More

L&I Holding Agricultural Safety Conferences Feb. 7 and 28 01/17/2018
State: WA | Segment: WEST | 102 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries and the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board are holding two conferences in February focusing on hazards specific to agricultural workers. ...Read More

Feds Net 3 Convictions for Pain Cream Kickback Scheme 01/17/2018
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 161 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An Orlando, Florida-area pharmacy owner, doctor and patient recruiter have been convicted of roles in a pain-cream kickback scheme that defrauded the military’s health care program of about $4.3 million, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced. ...Read More

Worker's Dismissed Complaint Gets New Life 01/17/2018
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 97 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court revived an allegedly injured worker’s complaint seeking damages for a fall at a construction site, finding his case had been improperly dismissed through a grant of a motion in limine. ...Read More

Former Temp Agency Head to Report for 2-Year Federal Sentence March 1 01/17/2018
State: MA | Segment: NORTH | 103 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A woman in charge of several Massachusetts temporary employment agencies will report to federal prison on March 1 to serve a two-year sentence on tax evasion charges. ...Read More
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