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Legislature Approves State Fund Management Fee 11/17/2017
State: MT | Segment: WEST | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Steve Bullock a measure that would impose a 3% management fee on Montana State Fund’s investment portfolio, ending a special session focused on closing a $22...Read More

Construction Worker Gets New Trial on Labor Law Claim 11/17/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 307 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A New York appellate court ordered a new trial for a construction worker’s Labor Law claim due to an instructional error during the original trial. ...Read More

Couple Sentenced for Running Medical Transport Biz Without Comp Coverage 11/17/2017
State: NY | Segment: NORTH | 227 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A husband and wife who operate a medical transportation service have been sentenced for running the business without workers’ compensation insurance. ...Read More

WCC Redefines Which Officers Are Eligible for Noncoverage 11/17/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 208 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has adopted an emergency rule to clarify which corporate officers can elect not to be covered by the Administrative Workers’ Compensation Act. ...Read More

Woman Charged With 69 Counts of Taking Benefits Illegally 11/17/2017
State: GA | Segment: SOUTH | 223 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A Muscogee County, Georgia woman has been charged with 69 counts of receiving unentitled workers’ compensation benefits totaling $116,000 and with other felonies. ...Read More

Clinic Co-Owner Pleads Guilty to Prescription Fraud 11/17/2017
State: LA | Segment: SOUTH | 409 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The co-owner of a Metairie pain clinic pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to plotting to use a physician’s pre-signed prescription forms to prescribe oxycodone, hydrocodone and dextroamphetamine to himself, his girlfriend and a relative. ...Read More

Insurance Commissioner Orders Unlicensed Companies to Stop Selling Comp Coverage 11/16/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1032 | 0 | Popular with Legal
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones made it official on Wednesday: Labor organizations that don't engage in collective bargaining can't sell workers' compensation insurance without a license. ...Read More

1st DCA Accepts Petition for Review in Stevens Case 11/16/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1124 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California 1st District Court of Appeal has accepted an appeal by the State Compensation Insurance Fund that challenges the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board's authority to void provisions of the state’s medical treatment guidelines that conflict with other areas of ...Read More

DWC Launches Training Online Training for QMEs 11/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 364 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation on Wednesday launched its second free online course covering the qualified medical evaluator process. ...Read More

DA Dismisses Charges Against Collections Manager in Landmark Case 11/16/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 783 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office dismissed charges against a collections manager for Landmark Medical Management who had immunity after being compelled to testify in front of a grand jury. ...Read More
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